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Stitchers – Jermyn Street, London

Writer: Esther Freud Director: Gaby Dellal Reviewer: Maryam Philpott With an overcrowded prison system, notable reoffending rates and high instances of suicide, there is an ongoing debate about the appropriate response to crime -  should we punish or rehabilitate. Lady Anne Tree firmly believed in the latter and spent a lifetime visiting prisoners and, in one extraordinary story, essentially running ...

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Black Men Walking – Hull Truck Theatre

Writer/Musical Director: Testament Director: Dawn Walton Designer: Simon Kenny Reviewer: Ron Simpson Black Men Walking, now on an extended tour by Eclipse Theatre Company, begins with an excellent idea and is blessed with a quartet of first-class performances, but the script sometimes fails to integrate Testament’s ambitious concept into a coherent whole. The play is dedicated to the Black Men’s ...

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Black Men Walking – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Testament Director: Dawn Walton Reviewer: James Garrington “We walked England before the English.” Trevor, Matthew and Richard like walking in the Peak District. Every month they meet and walk and talk. This time, although the forecast indicated that they should cancel, they press on in an attempt to fight their individual demons - until a blizzard brings them face to ...

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Black Men Walking – Royal Exchange, Manchester

Writer: Testament Director: Dawn Walton Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin “We walk” repeat the chants of Thomas, Richard and Matthew as they head out into the misty wilderness of the Peak District. Inspired by a real walking group for black men in Sheffield, Black Men Walking marks a collaboration between Eclipse Theatre and Leeds-based rapper, writer and performer Testament. Directed by Dawn ...

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Kingston 14 – Theatre Royal Stratford East, London

Writer: Roy Williams Director: Clint Dyer Reviewer: Nichola Daunton Returning to the Theatre Royal Stratford East, where his first play The No Boys Cricket Club was staged in 1996, Roy Williams is now a seasoned veteran, laden with awards and with over twenty plays under his belt. Tonight though is about Kingston 14, Goldie and Jamaica. Bold and free-flowing from ...

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