QUEEN OF CHAPELTOWN
Join us in the Quarry as a company of professional actors and community participants come together to share and celebrate the story of the birth of Leeds West Indian Carnival.
Woven from first hand accounts collected by Colin Grant, Queen of Chapeltown follows the stories of those who campaigned, sewed and danced their way to the first carnival in 1967 and of one woman’s journey to become a Carnival Queen.
By Colin Grant
Directed by Amy Leach
Designed by Emma Williams
Associate Director Pauline Mayers
Music and Sound by Christella Litras and John Biddle
Dramaturgy by Burt Ceasar
Cast: Elexi Walker, Emily Butterfield, Gabriel Paul, Benjamin Cawley & Raphael Bushay.
West Yorkshire Playhouse
12th-15th September 2017
Full information here.
a great piece of theatre presenting a unique insight into the origins of the Leeds West Indian Carnival and the place it holds in hearts, minds and the community itself.