Black Men Walking

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

“...it 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

 

Director

Dawn Walton

Writer and Musical Director

Testament

Movement Director

Steve Medlin

Designer

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

Dramaturg

Ola Animashawun

Casting Director

Briony Barnett, CDG

 

Originally co-produced with Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.

Photo credit: Ellie Kurttz

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