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The Crescent Theatre Company presents

Red Velvet

by Lolita Chakrabarti

13 - 20 Jul 2024

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Red Velvet

Venue: Ron Barber Studio

Duration: 2 hours 20 mins*

Price: From £11.00

It's like being at a crossroads - a point of absolute, unequivocal change. It makes the blood rush.'

Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1833.

Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, has collapsed on stage whilst playing Othello. A young black American actor has been asked to take over the role. But as the public riot in the streets over the abolition of slavery, how will the cast, critics and audience react to the revolution taking place in the theatre?

Lolita Chakrabarti's play creates imagined experiences based on the little-known, but true, story of Ira Aldridge, an African-American actor who, in the nineteenth century, built an incredible reputation on the stages of London and Europe.

Following Friday's performance there will be an After Dark session which is an opportunity to meet members of the cast and creative team to discuss the production.

Show Dates and Times

DateTimeOn Sale
Sat, 13th Jul7:45pm
Sun, 14th Jul2:45pm
Tue, 16th Jul7:45pm
Wed, 17th Jul7:45pm
Thu, 18th Jul7:45pm
Fri, 19th Jul7:45pm
Sat, 20th Jul2:45pm
Sat, 20th Jul7:45pm

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