Photography (c) Robert Day
In association with Live Of Colour for Black History Month Gloucestershire.
By Keith Saha
Presented by 20 Stories High
MON 15 OCTOBER 7:30pm* | £10/£7
Gloucester Guildhall, GL1 1NS
Matinee 2:05pm Gloucester Academy [closed schools performance]
*There will be a post show talk after this performance
A hard-hitting, provocative and engaging show that digs deep at the heart of racial tensions in the UK today.
Nikki doesn’t think that her Dad is a racist, he just cares deeply about his community. But when a Zimbabwean family move in over the road, the dog won’t stop barking, the local kids start lobbing stones, and her Dad starts laying down the law.
Written by award winning writer Keith Saha, with lyricism and live DJ soundscapes from Chunky (Riot Jazz /Hoya Hoya) and the raw talent of Abby Melia – this is a vital and challenging piece of theatre.
Founded in 2006, 20 Stories High has established itself as one of the leading young people’s theatre companies nationally, and has won a series of prestigious awards and commissions. 20 Stories High tours to theatres, schools venues and community spaces and run a range of participatory projects.
Saha’s play is sharp, funny and honest. He provides no easy solutions yet does allow a glint of hope as to the future.
☆☆☆☆☆ Paul Foley, Morning Star
This is theatre at it’s best. Raw, thought-provoking and with a message that needs to be heard.
North West End on The Broke ‘N’ Beat Collective
Brilliant, important, authentic work.
Nina Hajiyianni, Action Transport Theatre on HEADZ