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Windrush Time Capsule - A Forum Theatre Play by David Gilbert & Connie Belle


  • The Africa Centre 66 Great Suffolk Street London, England, SE1 0BL United Kingdom (map)

WINDRUSH TIME CAPSULE is an excerpt from an original play written by Connie Belle. This immersive and energetic forum theatre piece looks at African and Caribbean legacies and their future beyond the arrival of The Windrush generation through drama, movement and visual art. The play is directed by David Gilbert, features Fowokan George Kelly and includes music by Amrit Kaur.

Embark on a journey between the future and the past. Two scientists realise the unfortunate transition the world is about to take and begin the journey to save the message of The Wise One for the generations to come. Forum Theatre asks the audience to get involved, choose the ending of the play and question the cast shape the performance in real-time.

PERFORMANCES:

SATURDAY 23RD JUNE
3.30PM MATINEE PERFORMANCE
6.30pm EVENING PERFORMANCE

SUNDAY 24th JUNE
3.30PM MATINEE PERFORMANCE
6.30pm EVENING PERFORMANCE

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About the Director: 
David Gilbert is a young Director and Participation Manager at the S&K Project. He has consistently developed work with young actors and a range of other creatives for the past five years. The S+K Project is a theatre and performing arts company with the objective to make the arts for everyone. 

David is also a freelance director and theatre-maker from Zimbabwe. He participated in the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme 2017, a three-month placement at Cambridge Junction working on a range of productions. He was also awarded a bursary by TYA England in 2017 as Research Artist and visited Assitej World Summit in Cape Town – The Cradle of Creativity – a Children and Young Peoples’ Festival. 

David has directed a site-specific R&D performance of new play Yellowbone by Samantha Dube at the award-winning Josh Hair & Beauty Salon in Croydon. He is a recent Frantic Assembly Learn and Train Associate and in August 2018 will directe a new play, Dyseny Disfunction at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018.