Co-Created by Amanda Wilkin and Rachael Nanyonjo
Written by Amanda Wilkin
Directed by Rachael Nanyonjo
Talawa Theatre Company are proud to present a new play: Recognition.
‘I want to be nothing in the world except what I am - a musician’ Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.
Meet Song, a young Black composer of the modern generation. Her composition deadline is fast-approaching, and the pressure is high.
Discovering Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, the classical composer, Song learns she is joining a legacy of Black classical music in Britain she never even knew existed. His captivating scores inspire her, but will she claim her voice?
Through two mirrored lives, one world and a common passion: music, Recognition asks how we acknowledge and celebrate those who came before.
Recognition is co-created by Amanda Wilkin and Rachael Nanyonjo, written by Amanda Wilkin and will be directed by Rachael Nanyonjo, and will have original music by Mercury Prize nominated Seed Ensemble leader Cassie Kinoshi as well as Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's compositions.
The play will premiere at Talawa Studios in Fairfield Halls in June 2023.
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was a successful dual heritage African and British composer and Croydon resident. Talawa Theatre Company are proud to be presenting Recognition as part of This Is Croydon, London Borough of Culture 2023 programme.
With thanks to the Arts Council of England and the Greater London Authority for supporting Talawa Theatre Company in the production of Recognition.
Recognition Artwork Design by Kieron Lewis.
Videography by Monika Davies.
* Early Bird ticket price valid on bookings until midnight 30th April 2023.
**Concessions are available to anyone receiving unemployment or disability benefit, full time students, senior citizens and young people up to 21 years old. Proof of status or ID is required.
***Schools tickets: every 11th ticket free for teachers / support staff
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