Thomas, Matthew and Richard walk...

Written by Testament
Directed by Dawn Walton
An Eclipse Theatre Company and Royal Exchange Theatre co-production

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We walk. Though we are written into the landscape you don’t see us.

We walked England before the English.

Thomas, Matthew and Richard walk.

They walk the first Saturday of every month. Walking and talking. But this walk…

Maybe they should have cancelled, but they needed the walk today. Out in the Peaks, they find themselves forced to walk backwards through two thousand years of hidden Black history in Britain, before they can begin to move forwards.

Black Men Walking is the first national tour born from Revolution Mix – a three year movement that will spearhead the largest ever national delivery of Black British stories. It is inspired by and dedicated to the Black Men’s Walking Group, and is a compelling, constantly surprising new show that turns a spotlight onto Britain’s missing histories.

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Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available within Stage 3. To discuss any access needs, please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151. 

Behind the scenes

One of the earliest influences for Revolution Mix was Peter Fryer’s seminal book, Staying Power, which unearths a compelling history of Black people in Britain over the last 2,000 years. The opening line of the book is "There were Africans in Britain before the English came here." That one statement is so wonderfully provocative and, for me, it set the wheels in motion for us to produce a body of work that will bring to stage and screen an erased history.

Dawn Walton, Director