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Rockets and Blue Lights
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).

Rockets and Blue Lights


Wednesday, 25th August 2021 to Saturday, 9th October 2021. Open 2nd Sep 21.
Aug 25-Sep 2 at 19:00. Sep 3-Oct 9 at 19:30. Wed, Sat Mats 13:30
18 September 2021 13:30 - Captioned
02 October 2021 12:00 - Touch Tour
02 October 2021 13:30 - Audio Described

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Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre)

Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre)
National Theatre
South Bank
West End
Greater London

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Rockets and Blue Lights at Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West EndQTix Codes:
Listing: L01139800002
Production: T0809949465
Event: S150818437
Venue: V375
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