The Malcolm X Elders Theatre Company tell their own stories of moving from the Caribbean in the 1960s to make a new home in Bristol.
“We thought the streets in England were paved with gold… but the reality was very different.”
Based on personal narrative, this original show starts in Jamaica and includes the journey to England, first impressions of the new country, going to school and working in the NHS. The all-female cast sing and dance to music of the times, and present their stories of struggle with humour and warmth.
First performed at the COAST community theatre festival in March, this special one-off public performance has been arranged for Black History month.
The show has been developed as part of the My Generation programme (funded by the Baring Foundation), bringing older and younger people together through the creation of original theatre, and it will tour to Bristol schools later this Autumn.
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