Word of Colour

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May 24th, 2019

Urielle Klein-Mekongo shows great valiance in her portrayal of a 13-year-old black girl’s journey to find herself in a cruel and unforgiving world, says...

May 12th, 2019

Meet writer Jenny Davis, founder of Missing Pieces, which produces staged and rehearsed readings of classic black plays and new writing at Bristol Old...

May 7th, 2019

Award-winning novelist Andrea Levy's beloved novel Small Island has been adapted for the stage at the National Theatre in a visual spectaculor that sometimes...

May 7th, 2019

Award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams has knocked it out of the park again with his latest production - The Half God of Rainfall....

May 2nd, 2019

Joy Francis looks at the latest research from BookTrust, seeking to increase representation of British writers and illustrators of colour in children's publishing, feels...

April 24th, 2019

Black men, mental health and masculinity take centre stage in the compelling play Revealed, set in Birmingham. Joy Francis remains impressed on its second...

April 2nd, 2019

Emilia sheds light on yet another unsung heroine cosigned to history and misrepresented. Yet this amazing woman of colour who had Shakespeare as a...

March 11th, 2019

Life in prison is showcased for real with Inside Bitch, performed by members of Clean Break theatre who have lived experience. Tamera Heron finds...

March 9th, 2019

Joy Francis is bowled over by the history-making all women of colour production of Shakespeare's Richard II at Shakespeare's Globe. Read her review.