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It's like being at a crossroads - a point of absolute, unequivocal change. It makes the blood rush.'

Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1833.

Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, has collapsed on stage whilst playing Othello. A young black American actor has been asked to take over the role. But as the public riot in the streets over the abolition of slavery, how will the cast, critics and audience react to the revolution taking place in the theatre?

Lolita Chakrabarti's play creates imagined experiences based on the little-known, but true, story of Ira Aldridge, an African-American actor who, in the nineteenth century, built an incredible reputation on the stages of London and Europe.

Following Friday's performance there will be an After Dark session which is an opportunity to meet members of the cast and creative team to discuss the production.

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Enjoy code: 789548
Type
Scene
Target groups
Adult
Source
TheList
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Available tickets

Sunday
14/07 2024 2:45pm
The Crescent Theatre 20 Sheepcote Street BIRMINGHAM
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