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The reviews are in for BLACK MEN WALKING at The Royal Court…


The play, written by Testament with sound design by Adrienne Quartly, is directed by Eclipse Theatre’s Artistic Director Dawn Walton and is part of Revolution Mix. Taking more than 500 years of Black British history as a starting point, the ‘Revolution Mix’ writers are creating and producing an ambitious body of work which will enrich the canon of British theatre with untold British stories.

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“An important, political, poignant work… Dismantles stereotypes and proudly presents the complex identities of black British people”  The Stage | Charlotte Maxwell Read full review

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“This is that rare thing: a truly original piece of theatre, innovative in both form and content.”  The Guardian | Michael Billington Read full review

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“a rich, witty and thoughtful play by Testament” Financial Times

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“Fabulously exhilarating”  The Arts Desk | Aleks Sierz Read full review

“There’s a real magic to Thomas’s evocations of the black Romans who stalked these hills”  Time Out | Alice Saville

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“As poetic as it is potent”  WhatsOnStage | Matt Trueman Read full review

“Charming and witty, 犀利士
with moments of real humour and pathos”  Manchester Evening News | Jamie Medwell

“An ambitious and thought provoking play that puts race under the spotlight” Caught in the Act | Kashif Naveed

Published: 28th March 2018