A series of script-in-hand performances showcasing classic and new plays by Black British, Caribbean and African writers - produced by Missing Pieces, supported by Bristol Old Vic
Missing Pieces is a series of monthly play readings, spread over 6 months, starting in June, showcasing Black British, Caribbean and African work from new writing to classics.
Missing Pieces is about raising the profile of Black work in the South West and enable work usually seen in London to be seen here.
We have a cultural legacy with some of the greatest writers for the stage; names like Alfred Fagon, the Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott and Wole Soyinka. But most writers are unknown or forgotten. Missing Pieces is about knowing a part of our cultural history.
The Mountain Top by Katori Hall
Katori Hall’s Olivier Award winning play transports us to Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. It is 3 April 1968, the eve of the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, who has just delivered his renowned oration, ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.’
The Mountain Top is an inspired re-imagining of the last night of one of America’s most momentous historical figures.
Missing Pieces continues to bring the best of Black Plays to audiences in Bristol.
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