Martin Edwards stars in the UK premiere of the Black Lives Matter-inspired American play This Bitter Earth. He talked to us about performance and political activism.
NEWS: Black Lives Matter-inspired This Bitter Earth receives UK premiere
Acclaimed American play This Bitter Earth, set at the start of the Black Lives Matter moment in the US, receives its UK premiere this month, running at London’s White Bear Theatre. Time to get booking!
‘Not simply a journey through history’: The Road to Prominence / Break Free – Thespie (Online review)
Thespie has launched its newest concerts in celebration of Black musicians and composers, and of LGBTQIA+ performers. These are now available on demand, and their proceeds go to Black Lives Matter and Stonewall respectively.
‘Disturbing, moving & eloquent in its brilliant advocacy’: TYPICAL – Soho Theatre (Online theatre)
Typical, a film version of a powerfully poetic and painful 2019 monologue about institutional racism, is brilliant.
NEWS: New writer Nicole Botha draws on personal experience in her online play Call Me By My Name, a response to the Black Lives Matter movement
Nicole Botha’s new play Call Me By My Name, being broadcast live from London’s Apple Cart Arts on 21 and 22 October 2020, was written during lockdown and is a direct response to the recent wave in the Black Lives Matter movement. Inspired to put pen to paper during the Black Lives Matter riots in August this year, South African …
‘Theatre is rarely so forceful or so urgent’: THE PROTEST – Bush Theatre
This venue’s urgent response to the killing of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter campaign is powerfully realised.
‘This is the fiercest account of racism on the London stage’: PASS OVER – Kiln Theatre
Despite its absurdist style, Pass Over is a political play whose message is indisputable. The evening is a powerful mixture of male camaraderie, brutality and almost casual defiance.