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salt. – Royal Court, London

Writer: Selina Thompson Director: Dawn Walton Reviewer: David Guest As the performer smashes a large piece of rock salt to smithereens with a sledgehammer and pounds it with a pestle over the course of 75 minutes it would be easy to think Selina Thompson’s salt .is an angry monologue, full of only sound and fury. In fact, this rage against ...

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salt. – Summerhall, Edinburgh

woman in long white dress standing on blue rug with deck chair

Reviewer: David Doyle In February 2016, two artists board a cargo ship in an attempt to retrace one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle – from the UK to Ghana to Jamaica and back. One of those artists is Selina Thompson and salt. is the outcome of that journey. A deeply personal exploration of race set against a ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Selina Thompson on Salt

woman standing on rocks with sea behind her

It’s that time of year when we launch our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A’s. Selina Thompson talks about her show Salt. In one sentence tell us about your show. Last year, I retraced a route of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Triangle (Belgium, Ghana, Jamaica) on shipping freighters, and this show is the story of that journey. What made ...

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Salt (Mayfest) – Arnolfini, Bristol

Selina Thompson

Creator: Selina Thompson Directing Support: Dawn Walton Reviewer: Chris Oldham   In February 2016, Selina Thompson decided to trace one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle, beginning with a three-week crossing of the Atlantic ocean on a cargo ship. The result of this journey is Salt, Thompson’s one-woman show playing over four nights at the Arnolfini as part ...

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Dark and Lovely – Northern Stage, Newcastle

Writer: Selina Thompson Director: Emma Beverley Reviewer: Gemma Hirst Inspired by the cultural, the social debate surrounding black hair and the contribution it makes to our understanding of black identity, Selina Thompson explores what it means to be Black, British and female in the 21st Century. She invites the audience into her life, from inside a cosy, warm and strangely ...

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Chewing the Fat – The Civic, Barnsley

Writer/director/performer: Selina Thompson Reviewer: Ruth Jepson If food was a person that accompanied you everywhere, or an image in your head, what or who would it be? This question is the centre of Selina Thompson’s one woman (plus two audience members) show, Chewing the Fat. As Thompson herself says ‘I am FAT’. She’s not apologising for it or nor is ...

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Pulse Festival: Chewing the Fat – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer/Performer: Selina Thompson Reviewer: Paul Couch   Selina Thompson isn’t “a big girl”, “chubby”, “all woman”, “Junoesque” or any of the other cosy euphemisms. She’s fat, she knows it, and she’s not afraid to tell her audiences. Chewing the Fat is a curious entry into this year’s Pulse festival. This one-woman show maps out Thompson’slife as a fat person from ...

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