Eclipse Theatre Company presents

Black Men Walking

By Written by Testament, Directed by Dawn Walton

Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 October 2019, 7.30pm

Theatre - Tickets: £16 / £14 concession


“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.

The first story from Revolution Mix – an Eclipse movement spearheading the largest ever national delivery of new Black British stories. Black Men Walking returns for a second UK tour following its huge sell out success last year.

Dedicated to the Black Men’s Walking Group.

“Powerful, political, lyrical.” ★★★★★ The Stage

“As poetic as it is potent.” ★★★★ What’s On Stage

“Exhilarating and absorbing.” ★★★★ Manchester Theatre Awards

“The cast excel in painting a picture that is haunting, humane and ultimately charming.” ★★★★ The List — Read the full review

“It has spine shivering power; a power that everyone who cares about the past and future of this island should experience.” The Scotsman

“…will make you smile, laugh and reflect on the truth.” Afridiziak

Originally co-produced with Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.

Dates & Times

Black Men Walking - Mon 21 Oct 7:30pm Mon 21 Oct Theatre 7:30pm £16 / £14 concession
Black Men Walking - Tue 22 Oct 7:30pm Tue 22 Oct Theatre 7:30pm £16 / £14 concession


‘At moments you feel as though you are walking along with them, you can feel the coolness of the air and you can feel the pain of the hills as they climb…’

The British Theatre Guide
‘….Skipping the usual stereotypes, to build a story with a new angle of what it is to be Black in Britain today.’


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