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COME CLOSER: SPEAK WHAT YOU FEEL

Stories, secrets, confidences and confessions in 10 free monologues

  • 15 April 2016 - 17 April 2016
  • The Theatre - The Great Hall

Come Closer: Speak What You Feel
Stories, secrets, confidences and confessions in 10 monologues from some of the most exciting new voices in British theatre.

You know that feeling when you just have to tell the truth or you will burst? Come and hear ten characters who dare to tell it like it is. From intimate confessions to foot-stomping polemics – discover characters around The Great Hall, waiting for an audience. Find them, take a seat, and listen.

The Writers
Created by some of the most exciting new BAME British writers, Talawa Theatre Company and the Royal Exchange, Manchester presents world premieres of 10 short plays inspired by a line from King Lear: Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say.

FULL LINE UP

Afshan D'souza-Lodhi- Teacups
Director: Kate Colgrave-Pope
Performer: SHOBNA GULATI

Chanje Kunda- Ashanti Gold
Dir: Kate Colgrave-Pope
Performer: CHANJE KUNDA

Zodwa Nyoni – Black Bodies
Dir: Jocelyn Cox
Performer: CARLA HENRY

Charlene James- Cracked Rainbow
Dir: Daniel Bradford
Performer: TACHIA NEWALL

Kalungi Ssebandeke- Mind the Land Mines
Dir: Helen Abbott
Performer: KALUNGI SSEBANDEKE

Chino Odimba- Gourds
Dir: Monique Touko
Performer: EVERAL WALSH

Matilda Ibini- R.A.W.W
Dir: Helen Abbott
Performer: NADIA EMAM 

David Judge- In 100 words
Dir: Jane Fallowfield
Performer: DAVID JUDGE

Firdos Ali- How I Feel
Dir: Daniel Bailey
Performer: LAURIETTA ESSIEN

Berri George- This is not a Protest
Dir: Daniel Bailey
Performer: SANDRA COLE 

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: Various spaces around the Great Hall & the Theatre

    PERFORMANCE DATES: Friday 15 April - Sunday 17 April

    PERFORMANCE TIMES:
    Friday 15 April, 5.30pm - 6.30pm monologues will be performed
    Saturday 16 April, 5.30pm - 6.30pm monologues will be performed
    Sunday 17 April, 12noon - 3pm all 10 monologues will be performed

    TICKET PRICES: Free and no booking needed

  • Sandra Cole

    Nadia Emam

    Laurietta Essien

    Shobna Gulati

    Carla Henry

    David Judge

    Chanje Kunda

    Tachia Newall

    Kalungi Ssebandeke

    Everal A Walsh

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