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Raphael Sowole on playing Hamlet in Black Theatre Live's national tour

Raphael Sowole on playing Hamlet in Black Theatre Live's national tour

27 October 2016

Actor Raphael Sowole tells us about playing the title role in Shakespeare's greatest Tragedy.

Offue Okegbe on going to school in Stratford

Offue Okegbe on going to school in Stratford

27 October 2016

Offue Okegbe who plays Horatio in Black Theatre Live's upcoming adaptation of Hamlet tells us about growing up in Stratford.

Jeffery Kissoon on Directing Hamlet

Jeffery Kissoon on Directing Hamlet

20 October 2016

Legendary actor Jeffery Kissoon talks to us about Shakespeare and directing Britain's first all-black cast of Hamlet for the Black Theatre Live consortium..

Mark Norfolk: It took 3 years to create all-black Hamlet

Mark Norfolk: It took 3 years to create all-black Hamlet

14 October 2016

Blog commissioned by What's on Stage. National tour Black Theatre Live in association with Watford Palace Theatre & Stratford Circus Arts Centre. Mark Norfolk the writer of Britain's first production of Hamlet with an all-black cast and creative team talks about 'serving Shakespeare's text as much as possible', and working with director Jeffery Kissoon

Black Theatre Live & Queen's hall Arts seed commission

Black Theatre Live & Queen's hall Arts seed commission

13 October 2016

Butterflies from Open Clasp Theatre Company, Cartina McHugh artistic director.

Three Women & A Dream - Michelle Inniss on Pitch Lake Production's debut tour

Three Women & A Dream - Michelle Inniss on Pitch Lake Production's debut tour

29 October 2015

I received an email from Cathy Tyson in December 2014 saying, what do you think of this? The email was an application of interest to Black Theatre Live. She was surprised when I said, yes, let’s go for it! Well, why not? What did we have to lose? 

Cathy Tyson talks about creating She Called Me Mother to tour with Pitch Lake Productions & Black Theatre Live

Cathy Tyson talks about creating She Called Me Mother to tour with Pitch Lake Productions & Black Theatre Live

16 October 2015

Cathy Tyson is a BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated actress with over three decades of experience in the creative industries. She is known for her roles in film television and theatre. She began her career at the Liverpool Everyman at the age of 17 before joining the RSC in 1984. She is best known for her role in Mona Lisa (1986) alongside Bob Hoskins.  Cathy will be playing the protagonist Evangeline in She Called Me Mother on national tour, Oct - Nov 2015