Andrea Levy’s novel Small Island comes to life most beautifully in this adaptation by Helen Edmundson at the National Theatre.
What a fascinating and critical examination of British identity as well as black identity Black Men Walking at the Royal Court is.
Black Men Walking is a hugely enjoyable show which embraces its audience in a warm clinch while zapping your brain with thought-provoking ideas. It’s not one of the best black plays of the year: it’s simply one of this year’s best plays.
Inspired by a real-life Sheffield-based black men’s walking group, Black Men Walking is an influential and compelling brand new play written by Leeds-based rapper and theatre-maker Testament (aka Andy Brooks) in collaboration with Eclipse Theatre Company.