WokeThe Theatre on The Downs
From the creator of the hit show Black Is The Color Of My Voice comes a new story about the 20th Century African American experience.
Against a powerful soundtrack of original music and traditional gospel and blues, two women, 42 years apart become involved in the struggle for civil rights. One, a notorious Black Panther Assata Shakur; the other, Ambrosia a present-day university student enrolling as the 2014 Ferguson riots begin. Both challenge the American justice system, become criminalized through political activism, and ultimately are faced with the same choice: stay and fight, or flee? Woke won the coveted Scotsman Fringe First Award for its premiere season, and was highly commended by the judges of the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award.
Written by Apphia Campbell and Meredith Yarbrough, this one-woman play starring Campbell is a powerful and unforgettable piece of theatre.
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Campbell is the most powerful voice of Fringe
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Inspiring! A fast andexciting play that ended withmost of the audience standing andapplauding
British Theatre Guide
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Campbell is a formidable performer
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Both Roles are brilliantly performedby Apphia herself
Pay What You Choose
We’ve introduced a flexible pricing scheme for a number of events. Find out more about it here.
- Open Concession – we know these times are extraordinary, so if you don’t have the extra cash right now, don’t worry; book this price range and let us welcome you with open arms.
- Standard – if you can afford to, please book this rate; the extra money you give will support The Theatre on The Downs and the independent artists and companies on its stage, in what is still an incredibly precarious time.
- Pay It Forward – if you’re feeling generous and you have the means, please consider choosing this rate. Each Pay It Forward ticket subsidises two concession tickets, and helps more people experience the delight of watching live theatre.
The More You See, The More You Save
Book 4 events in The Theatre on The Downs programme and get a 20% discount!
- Venue: The Theatre on The Downs