My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored by Red Ladder Theatre Company
Thursday 25 November, 7.30pm
Tickets £12.00, £10.00 (Friends Rate) & £8.00 (Under 18)
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 and the events that unfold will change both their lives forever. A gripping tussle of power and an urgent interrogation of racial identity, written by emerging playwright Nana-Kofi Kufuor and directed by Dermot Dal. A Red Ladder Theatre Company production with support from Leeds Playhouse and Oldham Coliseum Theatre. Suitable for ages 14+.