Award-Winning Youth Theatre Presents Hard-hitting Drama On Race And Brexit
An award-winning youth theatre is presenting a new hard-hitting production about racial tensions in post-Brexit UK.
20 Stories High has announced its third national tour of Black, a true story-inspired play performed by some of the region's most talented young actors.
With live DJ soundscapes from Chunky (Riot Jazz / Hoya:Hoya) and the raw talent of actress Abby Melia, this is a vital and challenging piece of theatre.
Black tells the story of Nikki, a young woman who is confronted by her own racial prejudices when a Zimbabwean family move in over the road.
When she begins to form a friendship with new arrival Precious, tensions on the estate begin to rise and Nikki's relationship with her dad is put to the test.
With Brexit on the horizon, immigration an ever-contentious political issue and a rise in racist attacks, Black tackles head-on some of the most difficult questions facing Britain today.
Award-winning playwright Keith Saha said: "I wanted to shine a light on some of the stories we don't get to hear.
"Through our work with young people, we hear that this is happening in places all over the country with increasing frequency, and yet it feels like it hardly gets talked about by the mainstream media."
20 Stories High draws on the experience of the young people they collaborate with to attract new, young and diverse audiences to theatres in Liverpool and across the country, and have a passion for creating thought-provoking work that pushes the boundaries of theatre.
Black is being performed at Pyramid Arts Centre (Saturday 29 September, 2pm) as part of Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, which is run by arts charity Culture Warrington with the support of Arts Council England and Warrington Borough Council.