Red Ladder Theatre Company presents 

My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored

A Red Ladder Theatre Company production, with support from Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Sunday, 6 December, 2020
Cluntergate Centre, Horbury
My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored

THIS PERFORMANCE TAKES PLACE AT THE CLUNTERGATE CENTRE, HORBURY
AND NOT AT THEATRE ROYAL WAKEFIELD

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 hard and wet 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. He wants her to feel the irreversible breakdown of trust. He wants her to pay - and to know his pain.

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

Recommended age 14+

Warning: Contains graphic and racially sensitive language

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Theatre Royal Wakefield, Drury Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2TE

Wakefield Theatre Royal and Opera House was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1894.