Wed, Aug 26 | Location is TBD


White Pariahs: Quiet Rebels brings to our stages stories of the white working-class women who crossed the colour line to marry the men of the Windrush generation who emigrated to Britain after WWII. The sharing lasts 30 minutes, followed by a 30 minute Q&A.
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Time & Location

Aug 26, 2020, 6:15 PM
Location is TBD

About the Event

Authentic testimonies bear witness to the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit, where love

trounces the idiocies of prejudice. Woven with the women’s stories who protected and nurtured

proud mixed heritage families in a country driven by prejudice. This work bursts with the vibrant

energy of the quiet rebels who remained alive to life's possibilities outside the controls and

constraints of the establishment.

Based on extensive research and interviews with women and their families, from the 1950s right

up to 2020, White Pariahs gives voice to these unsung heroines, whose courage and

determination lay the foundations for this extraordinary multi-cultural society we are now.

An exciting collaboration between the two innovative storytellers and theatre-makers, in

partnership with renowned visual and digital artist, Mohammed Ali, the production animates the

struggles of these extraordinary individuals who defied social conventions and establishment

hostility to pursue their hearts and desires - at whatever the cost.

White Pariahs is based on people’s experience of the UK’s ‘hostile environment’ our past, present

and, if we do not act, our future. The story places us in a dystopian world where Enoch Powell has

initiated race rehabilitation centres and we target people for the offence of miscegenation.

Mahamdallie, Mc

Namara and Ali are staging these stories because they demand to be heard. Their

joint vision and diverse perspectives uniquely honour these extraordinary stories, attracting wide-

ranging audiences and participants who have been waiting to be heard and waiting to see the

history and reality of mixed-race Britons.

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