Black Theatre Live


Rise Up

The tide was turning – though local governments disagreed, it would soon be illegal to segregate black Americans from white Americans on public buses, in waiting rooms or in restaurants. And yet – in the early 1960s, many states across the Deep South of America kept discriminating against African-Americans...

In modern day Britain, four actor-storytellers bring to life the experiences of the Freedom Riders – principled citizens riding buses across Alabama and Mississippi, drawing attention to this illegal discrimination, and facing up to terrifying violence with peaceful resistance. Ordinary people became a movement, taking on the establishment and changing the world.

In a time of Michael Brown, and Trayvon Martin, and Black Lives Matter, what does it mean for people to come together and rise up?

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