Rockets and Blue Lights
Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781848429406Publication Date:
19 Mar 2020
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First Staged:
Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 2020

Rockets and Blue Lights

By Winsome Pinnock

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  • Alfred Fagon Award - 2018

Amid the gloom of Victorian England, a black sailor, Thomas, prepares to take one last voyage, while an ageing painter, J.M.W. Turner, seeks artistic inspiration in a half-remembered story. In twenty-first-century London, an actress finds herself handcuffed by history – two centuries after abolitionists won her ancestors their freedom.

Winsome Pinnock's astonishing play retells British history through the prism of the slave trade. Fusing fact with fiction, past with present, the powerfully personal with the fiercely political, Rockets and Blue Lights asks who owns our past – and who has the right to tell its stories?

Winner of the 2018 Alfred Fagon Award, the play opened at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, in March 2020, directed by Miranda Cromwell.

'The godmother of Black British playwrights' Guardian

‘I am the slave ship. Wrecked. Empty. I am a shark, livid with the desire for blood. I am the sea, boiling with fury.’

Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781848429406Publication Date:
19 Mar 2020
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 80 pages ISBN: 9781788503365Publication Date:
19 Mar 2020
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Winsome Pinnock:

Charged
Women Centre Stage: Eight Short Plays By and About Women
Tituba
Taken
Leave Taking

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