Black Men Walking is the must-see production exploring what it means to be black and British today

A Sheffield-based walking group have inspired the new production at the Eclipse Theatre Company

Black Men Walking

THOMAS, MATTHEW and Richard walk. They walk the first Saturday of every month. Out in the Peaks, they find themselves forced to walk backwards through two thousand years before they can move forwards.

Directed by Dawn Walton and written by Testament, this is the first story from Revolution Mix, an Eclipse movement spearheading the largest-ever national delivery of new black British stories.

Black Men Walking tells the compelling story of three middle-aged black men; Thomas, Matthew and Richard, who meet every month as part of a walking group to explore the dramatic landscape of the Peak District in Yorkshire. 

On this particular trip, the rest of group cancels and it soon feels like maybe they should have done too. The men find themselves forced to walk backwards through two thousand years of black history, embarking on a dangerous journey that invokes an element of the supernatural, an encounter with the spirits of their ancestors and an exploration of what it means to be both black and British today.

The Sheffield-based walking group which inspired the production was founded in 2004 by a group of men of African and African-Caribbean heritage who started walking for health, wellbeing and camaraderie.

To get tickets for Black Men Walking, click here

Black Men Walking takes place at the Eclipse Theatre Company, Tue 29 – Thu 31 October | 7.30pm | Wed 30 October | 11.30am + 8pm | From £10 | Theatre | Ages 15+

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