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Touring the UK in 2015…

MUSCOVADOa new play about slavery in Barbados

“A truly visceral experience” **** – The British Theatre Guide

“Really powerful” – BBC Radio 1

“Stirring” **** – FemaleArts.com

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Tour dates and Venues:

Theatre503, Battersea: February 24 – March 8, 7.45pm

Bread and Roses Theatre, Clapham: 10-14 March, 7.30pm

Fruitspace, Hull: 30-31 March, 7.30pm BUY TICKETS

Malborough Theatre, Brighton: 8 & 9 April 8pm

Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol: 14-18 April, 7.30pm

Stoke Damerel Church, Plymouth: 19-21 April

Lantern Theatre, Liverpool: 30 April

Duke Box at St Andrews, Brighton Fringe Festival, Brighton: 5, 6, 7 May

Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset : 9 May

CAST, Doncaster: 20 May

Duke Box at St Andrews, Brighton Fringe Festival: 26-27 May

Danson House, Bexleyheath: 2 June 10am

Hall Place. Bexley: 4 & 5 June 10am

Brewhouse, Taunton: 10 June 1.30pm and 7.30pm

CarriageWorks, Leeds: 19 June

Kings Head Theatre, Islington: 14, 21, 28 June & 5 July

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Reviews for Muscovado:

“Really powerful” – BBC Radio 1

“… a truly visceral experience. The sweat dripping from the bodies of the actors, confessions in candlelight and sacred song combine to make this church -although a world away from Barbados- a fitting and intimate space to witness some great writing from a promising future playwright.” ****- Liam Blain, The British Theatre Guide

“A stirring atmospheric production. This isn’t theatre for the faint-hearted. Go if you can.” **** – FemaleArts.com

“Muscovado is ambitious, complex, powerful, and it delivers dramatic, emotional and political punch.” - Sunny Singh

“Highly recommend” – Jules Haworth, Soho Theatre

“… a complex multi-layered story of pain felt by both slaves and masters… an uncompromising portrayal of slavery in all its brutality while offering an alternative narrative that restores the humanity slaves are often denied in modern day tellings” ****- Ella Achola, Media Diversified

“Compelling. A passionate piece of work that really ought to be seen not just because it’s Black History Month but because the lessons of slavery are still being learnt today. It is a necessary and daring insight into history that though should never be forgotten and should never be repeatedGo and see it!” ****- Ronke Lawal, Afridiziak

Watch the footage from the show..

Watch the production trailer…

This year we have been developing a brand new play with award-winning playwright Matilda Ibini.

The play has been developed through collaborations with the Young Vic and V&A Museum, and with support from Arts Council England.

Listen to the music from ‘Muscovado’

‘Muscovado’ is set against the backdrop of a rich and atmospheric soundtrack written by BurntOut composer James Reynolds. Played and sung live by the cast and four choral singers, it is a combination of classical part song, soulful negro spirituals and an exotic soundscape of mosquitoes, drums and whips.

Credo in Unum Deo

Mass for Muscovado

Lay Down By The Riverside

 

What else do we do?..

OPEN-AIR SHAKESPEARE

Each summer we tour an open-air Shakespeare production to parks, gardens and city squares in South of England:

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 “Outstanding” - A Younger Theatre

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“Easily the most age-accessible Shakespeare play I’ve watched, with adults and children alike in hoots of laughter…A perfect experience for a summer day” - Everything Theatre  ****

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“An afternoon of pure entertainment” - ***** (5 Stars), The Surrey Advertiser

 

 

 

 

 

“achingly beautiful… it really moved the soul.” - The Guildford Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

“…the perfect combination of brawling comedy and mysterious magic…audience members old and young, Shakespeare-savvy or otherwise, were able to appreciate the beauty of the work and, equally importantly, just how funny Shakespeare can be.” - Everything Theatre

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“The enthusiasm and knowledge of this young cast are infectious… BurntOut Theatre is going from strength to strength.” Cotswold Life