“For the first time in my life, everything is silent”
With high octane musical numbers and a virtuoso solo performance, The Legends of Them is a unique theatrical experience brought to you by connoisseurs of experimental entertainment, Hackney Showroom.
Darkness descends at the Pink House in Tiruvannamalai, India. As the storm cracks through the windows, Lorna’s memories pierce their way through the silence. The legends of her life come to guide her – her mother Euphemia, her sister Cherry, her brother Mooji and her ancestor, Nanny of the Maroons. But will Lorna find the strength to face her demons? Come, let our observer take your hand, as she leads us on an epic voyage of discovery.
Brixton luminary Sutara Gayle is a leading British actor, also known as the award-winning, internationally acclaimed reggae artist Lorna Gee. This is her debut show as a writer-performer.
Special Events POST SHOW TALK – 21 SEP
Sutara Gayle & director Jo McInnes on the making of the show, hosted by Martina Laird.
LATE GIG – 23 SEP Rollcall of female reggae artists hosted by Lorna Gee, featuring Claire Angel, Teshay Makeda, Lioness Fonts & Olive Brooklyn, alongside DJ Shineeye.
WOMXN OF COLOUR NIGHT – 25 SEP Special show for womxn of colour audiences plus a post show Sista Circle to reflect on themes of the show, with Lady Phyll (founder of UK Black Pride). Please note: this show is aimed at womxn, femmes and NBs of colour but no-one will be turned away.
EXHIBITION: FEMALE PIONEERS OF DANCEHALL – 14-30 SEP Celebrating the mighty women of dancehall in this photographic exhibition specially curated by Sutara Gayle & Museum of Youth Culture on display during the run of the show.
Supported by Arts Council England Maria Björnson Memorial Fund Bickles of Brixton The National Theatre’s Generate programme.
1h 30m (no interval)
September 14th, 2023
September 30th, 2023
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