The Last Flag

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Written by Selina Thompson, Chinonyerem Odimba and Lorna French
Directed by Dawn Walton and Charlotte Riches
Produced by Charlotte Riches in Partnership with Eclipse Theatre Company


In a near future world, ‘feelings’ are dangerous, and intimacy has become a controllable commodity. In the UK all Union Jack Flags are banned except for one - then somebody steals it. Who would risk everything to own The Last Flag?

The Last Flag is the first Radio Drama born from Revolution Mix– an Eclipse movement that is spearheading the largest ever national delivery of Black British stories.

A BBC Radio 4 Drama.

Cast:

JORDAN …. William Ash

SANDY …. Danielle Henry

RONDA …. Lorraine Burroughs

APOLLO …. David Judge

DAN …. Ryan Early

TRACEY …. Nicola Gardner

Lorna French

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Lorna has most recently co-written an adaptation of Jane Eyre for Octagon Theatre in Bolton in January 2018. She wrote a one act play called Transitions for Birmingham Rep Education and RSA Academies in summer 2017. In 2016, her short play Baby Girl was presented at Theatre 503 as part of the Top Trumps Festival, and she had a short piece for Sound Cloud commissioned by Eclipse Theatre and Pentabus Theatre as part of White Open Spaces 2016. Lorna has twice won the Alfred Fagon award (in 2006 for Safe House and in 2016 for City Melodies). Lorna has written for BBC Asian Network's radio drama, Silverstreet. She has also had work read at Birmingham Rep Theatre, Bolton Octagon, Oval House and the Young Vic.

Chinonyerem Odimba

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Chinonyerem is a playwright/director based in Bristol. Her work has been produced across the UK, and more recently she has written Medea for Bristol Old Vic, and Twist for TheatreCentre, and a short film Scotch Bonnet for BBC Three. She is currently under commission with Talawa Theatre, Eclipse and Bristol Old Vic. Chinonyerem is the joint winner of the Sonia Friedman Award 2018 for a new play How to Walk on the Moon.

Directing work includes assisting Chris Haydon on Bristol Old Vic's The Caretaker in 2017, and as director for a series of short plays at Theatre503 project The Words Are Coming Now (Jan 2018).

Selina Thompson

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Selina is an artist, performer, writer and Artistic Director of Selina Thompson Ltd, whose work has been shown and praised internationally. Her practice is primarily intimate, political, and participatory, with a strong strand of public engagement that then leads to joyous, highly visual work that seeks to connect to those often marginalized by the arts. 

Many institutions support Selina’s work across the country, including: The National Theatre Studio, Birmingham REP, and Arts Council England. 

Since 2013 her live work has reached over 8000 people. In 2016, she retraced one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle to Ghana and Jamaica, in research for her new show salt. In 2017-20, she is working with teenage girls in five UK cities, to make new performances about their lives.    


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