Source: Official Black History Month 2014 website.
HOW NIGERIA BECAME: A STORY, AND A SPEAR THAT DIDN’T WORK
Opens at the Unicorn Theatre , London 9 October – 9 November 2015
Written and directed by British Nigerian playwright Gbolahan Obisesan, How Nigeria Became: A Story, and A Spear That Didn’t Work commemorates the centenary of Nigeria as part of Black History Month at the Unicorn.
This colourful and quick-witted production offers a creative insight into Nigeria’s beginnings in 1914.
It’s 1914, one hundred years ago exactly, and Nigeria is about to be formed. Herbert and his well-known troupe of female actors are preparing to stage a story for the British Governor and his wife.
Wed 1st, Tues 2nd, Thurs 3rd, Mon 6th, Tues, 7th, Wed 8th, Thurs 9th, Fri 10th October 2014
An original play about the British involvement in the slave trade, performed where William Wilberforce began his abolition campaign; written by emerging playwright Matilda ibini; Set between the abolition of the slave trade act and the abolition of slavery. The story takes place on a sugar plantation in Barbados in 1807. It gives an insight into the lives of the plantation family and their slaves.
30th September – 25th October 2014
Rachel – Finborough Theatre
Rediscovered by Finborough Theatre Artistic Director Neil McPherson, Rachel is a genuinely lost landmark of American theatre – the first play by an African American woman ever produced professionally. Directed by exciting young director Ola Ince, as part of Black History Month, the European premiere of Rachel opens at the multi award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season.
HOLY AND HORNY Written and Performed by Tonya Joy Bolton
London and Nationwide throughout October
Holy & Horny – Black History Month Tour
Written and Performed by Tonya Joy Bolton
Back by popular demand, Holy & Horny is a “Hilarious, powerful and deeply moving” sell-out show that celebrates women’s sensuality and spirituality.
Memories of Mermaids – The Bernie Grants Arts Centre
Don’t let the Mermaid lure you in … Award winning performer and director Kerri McLean brings a dark modern day story to life for a vibrant piece of original storytelling that’s full of humour.