Special offer tickets for Anti Racist Cumbria supporters
Anyone that uses the code “ARC” when booking tickets for the acclaimed new theatre piece My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored will receive the special Dukes Members Discount. Anyone wanting to book just needs to contact the box office on 01524 598500.
Venue: The Dukes, Lancaster
Date: Wednesday 24th November
My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored
A gripping tussle of power and an urgent interrogation of racial identity, written by emerging playwright Nana-Kofi Kufuor and directed by Dermot Daly.
15-year-old Reece is roughly accosted by the police outside M&S. His young, Black teacher Gillian witnesses it all – but she doesn’t question or intervene in the disturbing scene that plays out. As the gravel embosses Reece’s face and the policeman’s knee digs into his back, his teacher stands frozen, with fears for her own safety engulfing her mind.
The consequences of her lack of action erupt the following day. Gillian finds herself locked in a classroom with her angry student. With no clear intent, Reece refuses to relinquish the key. The events that unfold will change both their lives forever.
A Red Ladder Theatre Company production with support from Leeds Playhouse and Oldham Coliseum
Read more about this incredible play in this BBC ARTICLE