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NEWS: Hugh Dennis returns to stage after 20 years to star with Lesley Garrett star in The Messiah

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Hugh Dennis, Lesley Garrett and John Marquez will star in The Messiah, a Biblical new comedy by Patrick Barlow, the Olivier Award-winning writer of The 39 Steps. Ahead of a planned West End transfer, it opens on tour, launching 15 October 2018 at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. A traveling theatre troupe of two actors and an opera singer are set to arrive on camel …

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WATCH: Ian McDiarmid & Roxana Silbert talk about What Shadows

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The countdown is on for the London premiere of Chris Hannan’s critically acclaimed political drama What Shadows, after its premiere last year at Birmingham Rep. Watch interviews here with Tony and Olivier Award winner Ian McDiarmid, who stars as Enoch Powell, and director Roxana Silbert here…

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WATCH: Three videos on reactions to Rivers of Blood, Then & now

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Have you now read the full text of Enoch Powell’s Rivers of Blood speech from 1968? If you’re not old enough to remember, can you imagine how immigrants and the rest of British society reacted to it? And how it may have affected individuals’ lives? That’s what Chris Hannan explores in What Shadows. The new play, commissioned by Birmingham Rep, …

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What Shadows: How well do you know Enoch Powell’s Rivers of Blood? Full speech

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Chris Hannan’s new play What Shadows, which transfers to London’s Park Theatre this month starring Ian McDiarmid, centres on the life of one woman was affected by former Wolverhampton Conservative MP Enoch Powell’s controversial 1968 “Rivers of Blood” speech. Beyond mere reputation, how well do you know the speech? Full speech here.