Recommended Age Guideline 14+

The story of two generations of women activists in the struggle for black liberation in America.

One, notorious Black Panther Assata Shakur, the other a college student at the beginning of the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson in 2014. Against a stunning soundtrack of gospel and blues sung live, the show explores what it takes to become a revolutionary.

Originally performed as Woke, written by Apphia Campbell, Fringe First Award Winner and creator of the hit show Black is the Colour of My Voice.

Notes: Depictions of racism, abuse, violence, has occurrences of strong language and racialised insults


“A fierce 70 minutes of music and protest”
– The Scotsman ★★★★


“Terrific performances”
– The Skinny ★★★★

Summerhall, Summerhall Pl, Edinburgh EH9 1PL view map
1 August

Preview 17:55 (1hr10min) | £17/£14.50

2-6, 8-11, 13-18, 20-25 August

17:55 (1hr10min) | £17/£14.50 *9, 20 August, Captioned. *15 August, Relaxed Performance


Creative Credits

Writer Apphia Campbell
Starring Apphia Campbell and Tinashe Warikandwa
Original Music Apphia Campbell
Director Caitlin Skinner
Lighting Designer Emma Jones
Musical Director Marie-Gabrielle Koumenda
AV Design Ellie Thompson
Producer Laura Clark
Production Manager Suzi Normand

A Stellar Quines and Royal Lyceum Theatre co-production



Summerhall Pl, Edinburgh EH9 1PL

  • 1 August
  • 2-6, 8-11, 13-18, 20-25 August

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