Mon 15 November 2021 - Tue 16 November 2021 (multiple performances)

My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored

Red Ladder Theatre Company supported by Oldham Coliseum Theatre and Leeds Playhouse

  • Synopsis

    Presented by live@thelibrary and Oldham Coliseum Theatre at Oldham Library Performance Space

    By Nana-Kofi Kufuor
    Directed by Dermot Daly

    15 year-old Reece is roughly accosted by the police outside M&S. His young, Black teacher Gillian witnesses it all - but she doesn’t question or intervene in the disturbing scene that plays out.

    As the gravel embosses Reece’s face and the policeman’s knee digs into his back, his teacher stands frozen, with fears for her own safety engulfing her mind.

    The consequences of her lack of action erupt the following day. Gillian finds herself locked in a classroom with her angry student. With no clear intent, Reece refuses to relinquish the key. The events that unfold will change both their lives forever.

    A gripping tussle of power and an urgent interrogation of racial identity, written by Coliseum Supported Artist, emerging playwright Nana-Kofi Kufuor, and directed by Dermot Daly.

    This event takes place at Oldham Library Performance Space.
  • Mon 15 Nov: 7:30pm

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    Tue 16 Nov: 7:30pm

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