Next week: In Robeson’s Footsteps: British Black and Asian Shakespeare Now

Next week is an important event at the Tricycle Theatre in London organised by the multicultural Shakespeare project run by Warwick and Queen Mary. Among the impressive line of contributors – and friends of Kingston Shakespeare – is Dr Jami Rogers, who wrote the important piece on Trevor Nunn’s casting in The Wars of Roses.

Below is more information on the event (check the official page for up-to-date info and booking).


BBC Hollow Crown 2016

BBC The Hollow Crown 2016. Photo credit BBC/Carnival Film & Television Ltd / Robert Viglasky 

In Robeson’s Footsteps: British Black and Asian Shakespeare Now

Tricycle Theatre, London, 15 January 2016, 13:30 – 19:00.

Contributors to the public seminar  ‘This Island’s Mine?’ – Shakespeare’s Communities Today (13:30 – 15:45) will include Professor Tony Howard, Dr Jami Rogers,  Dr Preti Taneja, Professor David Schalkwyk and Sita Thomas and will be chaired by Professor Ayanna Thompson of George Washington University).

It will mark the launch of the British Black and Asian Shakespeare Performance Database which includes over 1100 productions from 1930 to 2015.

There will be an opportunity to see the exhibition To Tell My Story, which tracks and illustrates the contribution of BAME performers to  Shakespearean theatre over the last 85 years.

The performance of In Robeson’s Footsteps (16:00- 17:30), a drama documentary devised by Tony Howard, draws on research interviews with BAME actors and directors across the generations, including Adrian Lester, Mona Hammond, Noma Dumezwemi, Iqbal Khan, Rakie Ayola, Paterson Joseph, Lucy Sheen, and Oscar James.

There will be plenty of chances for discussion and exchange of views throughout the afternoon but we hope you will join us afterwards for more informal talk at a wine reception.

This event is hosted by the Multicultural Shakespeare in Britain Project  (University of Warwick) and Global Shakespeare (Queen Mary University of London/University of Warwick).

If you haven’t done so already book your place now!

If you have any questions please contact or

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