A drammend exhibition of the Caribbean culture during the Windrush Season.
The Voice of Vision Community Project (VOVCP) would like to introduce Echoes of the Front Room, a drama based on the West Indian (WI) migration experience. The WI migration brought about a transformation of the Caribbean culture and mind-set. A culture that lives on today – through the new generations – in an alternative space that is Great Britain.
The idea for producing this performance was born from the desire to celebrate the experience of members of our society that helped pave the way for the new generation, creating opportunities and improving cultural identity.
In the play we meet Essie, who is an original migrant here in Britain, raising her granddaughter Marie. Essie sees her front room as a status symbol, a sacred place to be revered, a hub of the community’s woes and joys, a culmination of her hard work on the streets of England. Maries doesn’t know what the big deal is, and this clash of identity provides both hilarious and poignant moments.
We also-meet Sister Millingham, aka ‘Daphne’. We follow the twists, turns and scandals of her family – what’s really going on when her brother-in-law turns up from Jamaica? All will be revealed in the Front Room!
Participation pack and refreshments will be on sale.
*Concession tickets apply to those 15 and under / 70 and over