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Rockets and Blue Lights archive'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.


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(s): Royal Exchange, National Theatre
Director(s): Miranda Cromwell, Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster (movement director), Yarit Dor (fight director)
Design: Laura Hopkins
Lighting: Jessica Hung Han Yun
Sound: Elena Pena
Music(s): Femi Temowo, Elizabeth Westcott
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

Rockets and Blue Lights

Rockets and Blue Lights (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0809949465. Details of all Rockets and Blue Lights archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S150818437

Archive Listings

25 Aug 21
9 Oct 21
Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre)
West End
Greater London

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