Black Men Walking

Royal Court

Black Men Walking

21 Mar 2018 - 07 Apr 2018

£12.00 - N/A

Pro reviewers rating
9 reviews

3.6 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

We walk. Though we are written into the landscape you don’t see us. We walked England before the English.

Thomas, Matthew and Richard walk.

They walk the first Saturday of every month. Walking and talking. But this walk…

Maybe they should have cancelled, but they needed the walk today. Out in the Peaks, they find themselves forced to walk backwards through two thousand years before they can move forwards.


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“Powerful and lyrical... Linguistically dazzling, full of punchy humour and poetic charm. Each character is carefully crafted.”

The Stage (Other reviewers)

“Triumphant... A neat mix of ritual chant, monologue, dialogue and poetic history.”

Aleks Sierz (Arts Desk, The Stage)

“Eloquent, lyrical, erudite... Testament delves into his hip-hop repertoire to delightfully mix melody with syncopated dialogue.”

Kaleem Aftab (Independent)

“Makes exhilarating use of prose, poetry and rap to explore both the resonances of history and the racism of the present.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“The views it opens up are compelling... Arresting cross-genre mix of realism, mysticism, poetry and humour.”

Clare Brennan (Observer)

“An amusing, stimulating trek round some personal and identity issues. It makes you look forward to hearing more from Testament.”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

“Does well to hold a conversation between all characters, allowing a debate to be held... The performances do engage.”

Alistair Wilkinson (Broadway World)

“Conversations about racism and identity are given extra depth by Testament’s rich overlay of history and mythology. ”

Alice Saville (Time Out, Independent)

“Fruitful, but Testament doesn’t expand upon and deepen the men’s involving accounts.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

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