Black Men Walking - autumn tour 2019 & 2018

Directed by Dawn Walton  Written by Testament

“We walk. Though we are written into the landscape you don’t see us. We walked England before the English.”

Thomas, Matthew and Richard walk.

They walk the first Saturday of every month. Walking and talking. But this walk…

Maybe they should have cancelled, but they needed the walk today. Out in the Peaks, they find themselves forced to walk backwards through two thousand years before they can move forwards.

The first story from Revolution Mix – an Eclipse movement spearheading the largest ever national delivery of new Black British stories. Black Men Walking returns for a second UK tour following its huge sell-out success last year.

Dedicated to the Sheffield Black Men’s Walking Group.

“Powerful, political, lyrical.” ★★★★★ The Stage

"An extraordinary piece of theatre." ★★★★★ A Younger Theatre

“As poetic as it is potent.” ★★★★ What's On Stage

“Exhilarating and absorbing.” ★★★★ Manchester Theatre Awards

"...arresting cross-genre mix of realism, mysticism, poetry and humour is skilfully served by Dawn Walton’s direction."  The Guardian

“The cast excel in painting a picture that is haunting, humane and ultimately charming.” ★★★★ The List

“ has spine shivering power; a power that everyone who cares about the past and future of this island should experience.”  The Scotsman

Nominated for UK Theatre Awards ‘Best New Play’ and Writer’s Guild Awards ‘Best Play’.

Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London

27 - 31 Aug


Tron Theatre, Glasgow

5 - 7 Sept


York Theatre Royal, York

10 -  14 Sept


Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

18 - 21 Sept

Perth Theatre, Perth

25 - 28 Sept

Theatre Royal, Plymouth

1 - 5 Oct

Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter 

9 - 12 Oct


Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

14 - 19 Oct

Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham 

21 - 22 Oct


Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Oldham

24 - 26 Oct


Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham

29 - 31 Oct


Watford Palace Theatre, Watford 

5 - 8 Nov


Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock 

13 Nov


Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough 

15 - 16 Nov


 Cast and Creatives:

Ben Onwukwe

Patrick Regis

Tonderai Munyevu

Dorcas Sebuyange



Dawn Walton

Writer and Musical Director


Movement Director

Steve Medlin


Simon Kenny

Lighting Designer

Lee Curran

Sound Designer

Adrienne Quartly

Associate Directors

Emilie Lahouel
Steve Medlin

Voice and Dialect Coach

Hazel Holder

Musical Director 

Rachel Bennett


Ola Animashawun

Casting Director

Briony Barnett, CDG


Originally co-produced with Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.

Photo credit: Ellie Kurttz

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