‘From despair to hope, then straight back to where we start. Disillusion only comes when there is hope found in our heart.’
For Black History Month, Strictly Arts are proud to present two productions to Belgrade Theatre, Coventry – ‘Green Leaves Fall’ and ‘Freeman’. I put together a trailer for each show which you can watch below!
Green Leaves Fall – Brixton, 1981. In the aftermath of the riots, 14 year old Kieran Brown finds himself in unfamiliar surroundings as he is adopted by an upper class family in Oxford. His new family send him to St Edwards, a prestigious boys school, with his new brother George. We follow his journey as he strives to fit into this new environment, as his classmates struggle to accept this new face and as he tries to find his identity.
Freeman – A brand new collaboration with award-winning writer Camilla Whitehill. Freeman utilises physical theatre to interrogate the tension between mental health and the justice system. Inspired by the true story of William Freeman, a black slave who was put on trial in 19th Century New York and the first case to raise ‘insanity’ as a defence.
“Green Leaves Fall’s genius is in its careful balancing of comedy with gut-wrenching drama. Often laugh-out-loud funny with touching moments of naivety and young love, it begins in the familiar mode of a coming-of-age tale before moving into darker territory.” – What’s On Live