Review for Muscovado at Theatre503 -“Searing… a blazing success”

Review by Vanessa Bunn, EXTRA! EXTRA! A set busy with hard and soft furnishings, props and plants perfectly reflects the stifling, oppressive atmosphere of this stunning play by Matilda Ibini. Even as the lights come up sweat drips from the characters, the buzzing and clicking of insects already punctuates infrequent silences. There is no gentle introduction and there is no respite ...

REVIEW FOR MUSCOVADO ***** 5 STARS from LondonTheatre1

***** 5 STARS "An absolute scorcher...This is a production which has been lovingly and delicately crafted. The direction is superb and no detail has been missed. From the beautiful set to the commitment of the actors this play is clearly a labour of love and a massive achievement. It proves yet again that sometimes fringe theatre can and does stand ...

The Muscovado Story so far..

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Muscovado actors interviewed on London Live this week!


Help us take Muscovado around the UK by donating to our Crowdfunding campaign!!!

Every donation to our crowdfunding page will help us get one more step further around the UK with Muscovado!  

We are awarded our second Arts Council England Grant for MUSCOVADO!

We are so happy to have been awarded Arts Council England funding for the second time for Muscovado! This means that we can go full steam ahead with bringing the show all over the country in 2015. More info about tour dates and venues at  
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Looking for an Assistant Director for MUSCOVADO

We are looking for an Assistant Director for Muscovado, BurntOut Theatre's new play about slavery in Nineteenth Century Barbados, written by emerging Royal Court alumnus Matilda Ibini. A heady mix of sexual intrigue, piercing choral music and extreme racial tension, Muscovado provides an unflinching portrayal of life on a sugar plantation in 1808, accompanied by an original musical score and atmospheric ...
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We’re touring Muscovado and Casting!

Casting for UK tour of Muscovado: a new play about slavery in Nineteenth Century Barbados in 2015.   BurntOut Theatre will be touring Muscovado to theatres and site-specific venues in London and around the UK in spring/summer 2015.   'Muscovado' is written by award-winning playwright Matilda Ibini. (Royal Court Young Writers, Soho Theatre Writer-in-Residence, BBC Writersroom10 winner) It is set in 1808 on the ...
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Review by Sunny Singh: A Disturbing, Powerful Play that Heralds an Extraordinary New Voice   THURSDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2014 Muscovado: A Disturbing, Powerful Play that Heralds an Extraordinary New Voice A school night, in the midst of a busy week, and a very full day of teaching is almost enough to dissuade one from venturing across the river for pretty much anything. Add a blustery, rainy day, and Clapham Commons seemed even further away from my north ...
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**** 4 STAR Review from Female Review by Katie Richardson **** There is much to applaud in this stirring atmospheric production. The venue is an excellent choice, with the audience entering the space up the aisle and sitting on the choir pews (some cushions might be appreciated for older bottoms). Holy Trinity, on Clapham Common is an imposing building and certainly conveys a sense of history. Muscovado uses ...