About the Show/Event
Information for Rockets and Blue Lights at Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End (Play). 'I am the slave ship. Wrecked. Empty. I am a shark, livid with the desire for blood. I am the sea, boiling with fury.' Amid the gloom of Victorian England, Thomas, a black sailor prepares to take one last voyage, while an ageing Turner seeks artistic inspiration in a half-remembered story. In 21st-century London, an actress finds herself handcuffed by history - two centuries after abolitionists won her ancestors their freedom.
Performers Anthony Aje (Billie), Paul Bradley (Turner/Roy), Karl Collins (Thomas/Trever), Kiza Deen (Lou/Olu), Rochelle Rose (Essie/Lucy), Matthew Seadon-Young (Ruskin/Johnson/Decker), Kudzai Sitima (Jess/Jeanie), Cathy Tyson (Danby/Mary/Meg/Shona), Everal A Walsh (Clarke/Pearson/Benjamin), Luke Wilson (Caesar/Reuben).
Author Winsome Pinnock. Producer Royal Exchange. Producer National Theatre. Director Miranda Cromwell. Design Laura Hopkins. Lighting Jessica Hung Han Yun. Sound Elena Pena. Music Femi Temowo. Music Elizabeth Westcott. Director Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster (movement director). Director Yarit Dor (fight director).