Rochelle Rose to Take Over From Selina Thompson in salt.Published on Mon 15 Apr 2019
Rochelle Rose will perform in the award-winning salt., Selina Thompson’s internationally renowned play charting her real journey across the Atlantic to retrace one of the Transatlantic Slave routes. salt. runs at the Royal Court Theatre Jerwood Theatre Upstairs Tuesday 14 May to Saturday 1 June 2019. Press night is 7.45pm Friday 17 May 2019.
salt. is part of artist Selina Thompson’s wider body of work looking at Black British identity. It focuses on grief, home, afropressism, the Black Atlantic, the forgetting of the UK’s colonial history and the impact that has on the daily life of British Black people in the UK today.
Playwright Selina Thompson comments;
“I have taken the personal decision to pull back from performing the words I write for the moment. Autobiographical work of this nature recalls experiences in my life that have very specific resonances for me, that make the long term performance of it unsustainable. salt. is an incredibly successful show. We’ve worked hard to generate the national and international profile that it has. It has toured to four continents, won three awards and we want to take this run at the Royal Court as an opportunity to pass on the work to a new performer – and for it to continue to be loved and cared for by others. Rochelle Rose is an incredible performer and, and I know we will explore the play in a new and exciting way together.”
There will be a post-show talk with playwright Selina Thompson on Tuesday 21 May 2019 and a Picnic event between shows on Saturday 1 June 2019 in which Selina will host a discussion with other artists about making autobiographical/personal experience work. More details to be announced.
Commissioned by MAYK, Theatre Bristol and Yorkshire Festival. Supported by Arts Council England and 200 kind and generous donors who funded our voyage across the Atlantic.
Read the full press release here.
For the show page click here.