10 - 22 Jun

WOKE

By Apphia Campbell

8pm
Price: £12.50, £10 concs

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Two women. 42 years apart.
An on-going struggle for civil rights.


Travel to the 1970s where unforeseen events have unexpected consequences for Black Panther Assata Shakur. Fast-forward to 2014, where Ambrosia is enrolling in college as the Ferguson riots begin.

As they both challenge the American justice system, they become criminalized through political activism and ultimately face the same choice: fight or flee?

Apphia Campbell (Black Is The Color Of My Voice) sets these two stories against a powerful soundtrack of original music and traditional gospel and blues.

Woke won the coveted Scotsman Fringe First Award and was commended by the judges of the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award, which celebrates excellent shows that build understanding and awareness about human rights in an inspirational way.

'Inspiring'
★★★★★ British Theatre Guide

'Campbell is the most powerful voice of the Fringe'
★★★★ The Scotsman

'Mesmerising'
★★★★ The Skinny

 

Please note: There are loud gun shots used during this performance

Running Time: 60 mins
Age Recommendation: 14+

WOKE - 2019 TRAILER

POST SHOW TALK - 19 JUN

In collaboration with Queen Mary University London, join us for a post-show talk around the power of sound, voice and vision in performance, curated by Woke artist Apphia Campbell. Chaired by Queen Mary’s Director of Taught Postgraduate Programmes, Martin Welton. Guest speakers include Conrad Murray and Yolanda Mercy.

 

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ACCESS INFO

Relaxed Performances
All performances will be Relaxed. At Battersea Arts Centre, this means that you are free to move about, make noise and come and go during the show. Latecomers will be permitted – this might be at specific points in the performance agreed with the artists. It does not mean that light and sound effects have been changed. For more info, visit our Access Page.

British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreted Performances 
The performance on 20 Jun will be BSL Interpreted

Step-Free Access
This event takes place on the first floor of our building, which can be reached via a lift. There is step-free access to Scratch Bar and ground floor public spaces. There are accessible toilet facilities across the building.

Further Information
Detailed pre-show information about the show can be downloaded here. Please visit our Access Page for more information.

CREDITS

Director: Caitlin Skinner
Lighting Design: Simon Hayes 
Sound Design: Joseph Degnan

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