Eclipse Theatre Announces Cast and Tour for First Revolution Mix Production

Published : BWW News Desk 6th October 2017

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Eclipse Theatre has announced the cast and UK-wide tour dates for the world premiere of 'Black Men Walking', the first work to be staged as part of the company's ground-breaking 'Revolution Mix' movement which will deliver the largest ever national programme of Black British stories produced and performed in UK theatres.

An Eclipse Theatre and Royal Exchange Theatre co-production, 'Black Men Walking', will premiere on January 18th, 2018 at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.

Inspired by a real-life Black men's walking group based in Sheffield, the piece has been conceived by Eclipse in collaboration with Leeds-based rapper, singer, producer and performer Testament. A rising star in the theatre landscape, Testament was most recently acclaimed for his one-man show about feminism, WOKE, which fused powerful first-person narrative with his signature beat-boxing and rapping.

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Full tour dates www.eclipsetheatre.org.uk

'Revolution Mix' is supported by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation; Arts Council England; Heritage Lottery Fund; Fenton Arts Trust and Unity Theatre Trust.

 

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