Messiah


Messiah is an explosive new play from Fringe First winners Bear Trap Theatre and Alfred Fagon Award-winner Paula B. Stanic, exploring the forgotten legacy of the 'Black Messiah' and the revolutionary power of young people.
Messiah at Streatham Space Project

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Streatham Space Project
Starts: Wednesday 8 January 2020
Closes: Saturday 11 January 2020
Running time:1 hr 20 mins
Age suitability: 14+

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Synopsis


Chicago. 4th December, 1969. 4.45am.


Charismatic young revolutionary Fred Hampton lies sleeping next to his heavily pregnant girlfriend Deborah Johnson.


At just 21 years old, he's negotiated non-violence pacts between street gangs, founded free public health clinics, and fed thousands of starving school children.


Messiah is an explosive new play from Fringe First winners Bear Trap Theatre and Alfred Fagon Award-winner Paula B. Stanic, exploring the forgotten legacy of the 'Black Messiah' and the revolutionary power of young people.


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Sternhold Avenue
London SW2 4PA

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 8 January 2020

Closes:Saturday 11 January 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
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Tickets


Standard:
£15

Concessions:
£12.50

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Cast


Fred Hampton - Shaq B. Grant

Deborah Johnson - Angelina Chudi

William O'Neal - Gerel Falconer

Chicago Police Sergeant - Lewis Hart


Creatives


Author: Jesse Briton & Paula B Stanic, devised by the Company
Director: Jesse Briton
Production: Co-commissioned by Stratford Circus Arts Centre and Bernie Grant Arts Centre. In association with Theatre Centre. Development supported by Ovalhouse.

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