This production was based on the Jamaican practice known as Jonkunnu - when slaves originally celebrated two days of freedom at Christmas.... ...

Sylvia Wynter, music by Oliver Lewin

1994

Based on a Ghanaian folktale, the play tells the story of Anowa, a beautiful girl who leaves behind her family and dancer-priestess... ...

Ama Ata Aidoo, Mario Diekurroh (musical director and choreographer).

1991

This production of Gloudon's pantomime was presented as part of the Black Theatre Forum Season. The composer Felix Cross brought a Black... ...

Barbara Gloudon. Music by Felix Cross. Deirdre Lovell (choreographer).

1986

The play takes place in a hotel in Trinidad during Carnival. Roy, the hotel keeper chooses to masquerade as Anancy whilst his wealthy white... ...

John Constable

1984

A folk/rock-fairytale Christmas musical, it takes place, to quote the programme, ‘in and around Strawberry Palace in Strawberry Land in... ...

Manley Young. Music by Ilona Sekacz. Cathy Viner (choreographer)

1974

Translated as The Kind Does Not Hang, this was a Yoruba Folk Opera retelling of the story of King Sango and his two rival generals. The... ...

Duro Ladipo (choreographer)

1965

The play juxtaposes historical events from the 1791 Haitian Revolution with the 1985 Broadwater Farm riots in London. The story is told... ...

V. Amani Naphthali

1990

The play, adapted by the company, is described in the programme as 'a meditation (…) a combination of dreams, memories and questions'... ...

Edward Kamau Braithwaite. Adapted by Alby James and the Company

1989

This play focuses on the repercussions following the brutal killing of 130 slaves thrown into the sea from the slave ship Zong. The show,... ...

Margaret Busby

2007

Described by the author as the journey of Black Americans 'from property to people', the play traces the story of Black Americans at the... ...

August Wilson, music by Clement Ishmael.

2006

Drawing on Yoruba culture, this version of Aphra Behn’s 1688 novella reinstates the African scenes that were cut in previous drama... ...

Aphra Benn, adapted by Biyi Bandele, music by Juwon Ogungbe

1999

The play explores the condition of Black people in the United States after slavery was abolished in 1865. It is based on the Jim Crow laws,... ...

Pearl Cleage

1997