Black Theatre Live


A Scholar and A Statesman rehearsed reading

25 May 2017

A Scholar and A Statesman tells the enthralling true story of a young boy who dared to dream…and James Arthur Harley dreamed big, leaving his island home of Antigua in 1890’s to navigate the double complexities of oppressive racism in America and England with grace, style and dignity to achieve an esteemed education and his childhood ambition, but at what price?

A story of Empire, Education, Elitism and the Church of England.

A Scholar and A Statesman is a rehearsed reading delivered by professional actors on

Sunday 18th June 2017 from 6.00pm – 9.00pm

at the Attenborough Arts Centre, University of Leicester. Lancaster Road, LE1 7HA.

The production is written and produced by Pamela Roberts and directed by Carol Leeming. There is a Question and Answer session after the production.

Tickets £5.00 Book through Black Oxford Eventbrite A Scholar and A Statesman