Correcting history…

Correcting history…

AN INCONVENIENT BLACK HISTORY OF BRITISH MUSICAL THEATRE

Think you know the history of British musical theatre? You may want to reconsider!

When the opportunity to work with Sean Mayes and Sarah Whitfield presented itself I was intrigued. Sean & Sarah are the authors of An Inconvenient Black History of British Musical Theatre 1900-1950 and, in advance of their book launch in September, we have been working with Wigmore Hall to present a concert of music which re-centers the experiences and contributions of Black creatives on the British musical theatre genre.

Presented by Sean and Sarah, featuring arrangements by Sean, the concert will be hosted by Jonathan Andrew Hume (Come From Away, The Lion King) and feature performances by Hume and Esme Sears as we explore, rediscover, and celebrate the forgotten heritage of Black practitioners.

Directed by Shanté Campbell the evening will be an innovative hybrid of concert and discussion with Sean and Sarah talking about their work uncovering this lost history, and performances that centre the repertoire.

With tickets just £20 and a range of £5 tickets available for Under 35s, I am beyond proud that JBR Productions and JBR Creative Management are assisting Wigmore Hall in producing this concert and supporting Sean & Sarah in their ongoing work.

September 21st is the official launch date for the book from Bloomsbury & Methuen and copies will be available to buy on the night. You can also preorder An Inconvenient Black History of British Musical Theatre 1900-1950 here.

To book, please see the Wigmore Hall website here.

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