The Amazing Ira Aldridge
The story of a black American actor on British stages in the nineteenth century
African American actor, Ira Aldridge arrived in England in 1827 and forged a successful career on stage in Britain and Europe over the next forty years. Ira Aldridge is significant—and amazing— because he used the stage as a platform to fight against racism and enslavement in the British-occupied Caribbean and the United States.
Featuring performance artist Joe Williams in a specially written show. Based on research undertaken by Dr Theresa Saxon. Includes extracts from characters played by Aldridge.
Livesey Cafe, Livesey House – Tue 19 November
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