An Eclipse Theatre Company and Royal Exchange Theatre co-production

Black Men Walking

By Testament

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Wed 21 Mar - Sat 07 Apr 2018

Advance tickets are sold out but we operate an in-person returns queue at the Box Office from 1 hour before every performance.

“We walk. Though we are written into the landscape you don’t see us. We walked England before the English.”

Thomas, Matthew and Richard walk.

They walk the first Saturday of every month. Walking and talking. But this walk…

Maybe they should have cancelled, but they needed the walk today. Out in the Peaks, they find themselves forced to walk backwards through two thousand years before they can move forwards.

Dedicated to the Black Men’s Walking Group.

Black Men Walking is directed by Eclipse Theatre’s Artistic Director Dawn Walton and is part of Revolution Mix. Taking more than 500 years of Black British history as a starting point, the ‘Revolution Mix’ writers are creating and producing an ambitious body of work which will enrich the canon of British theatre with untold British stories.

Dialogue Club
Wed 28 March, post-show (free but ticketed)

Dialogue Club works like a book group: see the show in your own time, then come and discuss what you thought with other audience members over drinks. Co-hosted by Maddy Costa and Rhiannon Armstrong.
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“An important, political, poignant work… Dismantles stereotypes and proudly presents the complex identities of black British people”

The Stage | Charlotte Maxwell Read full review

★ ★ ★ ★

"Dawn Walton directs ingeniously... and the four actors are all excellent"

The Guardian | Michael Billington Read full review

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“Fabulously exhilarating”

The Arts Desk | Aleks Sierz Read full review

“There’s a real magic to Thomas’s evocations of the black Romans who stalked these hills”

Time Out | Alice Saville

★ ★ ★ ★

“As poetic as it is potent”

WhatsOnStage | Matt Trueman Read full review

“Charming and witty, with moments of real humour and pathos”

Manchester Evening News | Jamie Medwell

“Exhilarating and absorbing”

Manchester Theatre Awards | David Cunningham

“An ambitious and thought provoking play that puts race under the spotlight”

Caught in the Act | Kashif Naveed

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Mon – Sat: 7.45pm
Thu & Sat mats: 3pm (from 22 Mar)

Running Time: 80 mins (approx.), with no interval.

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