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Windrush Secret

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Overview

Produced by:
A&R Film Media
Dates:
May 01 - May 18, 2024
Run Time:
1 Hour, 30 Minutes
Intermission:
No
Theater:
Showing in Theater
Tickets:
$32 (incl. a $2 fee) | 59E59 Members: $25

Show Info

Written and performed by Rodreguez King-Dorset

A black Caribbean diplomat. A white far-right party leader. A white government official. Based on the 2018 real-world controversy that shook Britain, they each explain the “Windrush Scandal” from wildly opposing perspectives.

Half a million people migrated to Britain from the Caribbean between 1948 and 1973. In 2018 new immigration laws were passed and thousands of this so-called Windrush generation were deprived of their liberty, wrongfully deported, dismissed from their jobs, lost their homes, and denied services such as healthcare after decades of being citizens of the UK.

In a powerful, stripped-down performance, Rodreguez King-Dorset plays all three characters, switching nimbly between each one. Windrush Secret doesn’t shy away from the legacy of empire, imperialism, or the outcry of broken promises a nation makes to its people. The result is a provocative unmasking of a horrific calamity in history that forced a nation to look in the mirror and reconsider its path.


CONTENT TRANSPARENCY

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Contains racist slurs and explicit language.

Rodreguez
King-Dorset

Producing Company

A&R Film Media

A&R Film Media works in collaboration with voluntary sector organisations. We pride ourselves as having the reputation for being highly innovative and trusted storytellers with integrity. Our mission is to make compelling and engaging co-production content for theatre and TV distribution.


Reviews

"An energetic and passionate performance... pulling no punches in its portrayal of racist rage and proselytizing." – The Guardian

"Fully inhabiting these three very different characters [...] gives an intense and compelling performance." – British Theatre Review


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