Image: Streatham Space Project
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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London SW2 4PA
Performance days & times
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Fred Hampton - Shaq B. Grant
Deborah Johnson - Angelina Chudi
William O'Neal - Gerel Falconer
Chicago Police Sergeant - Lewis Hart
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.