Are we as shaped by the folksongs we hear as we are by the cells in our bodies? Red Dust Road is adapted from the soul-searching memoir by Jackie Kay, poet, playwright, novelist and Scottish Makar. It's a journey full of heart, humour and profound emotion, exploring race, identity and family secrets, with a deeply human curiosity and compassion. Born in Edinburgh, Jackie Kay grew up in Glasgow in the 1970s as the adopted, mixed-race child of lifelong committed communists. As a child, while watching cowboys and Indians on TV, Jackie noticed her skin was a different colour to her mother's. In searching for answers to what makes her - nature or nurture - she decided to find her birth parents. Travelling from Scotland to Nigeria, Red Dust Road chronicles Jackie's 20-year search for her biological mother and father and her quest for them to recognise her own existence.

Book by Jackie Kay. Adapted by Tanika Gupta.

Archive listings for Red Dust Road

Work type: Performance.

T0720689050 (EIF19)

World PremiereProducer National Theatre of Scotland. Producer Home. Director Dawn Walton. Design Simon Kenny. Costume Simon Kenny. Lighting Lizzie Powell. Music Tayo Akinbode. Sound Richard Hammarton. Director Vicki Igbokwe (movement director). Director Jack Nurse (associate director). DramaturgRosie Kellagher. Director Laura Donnelly (CDG - casting director). Performer Stefan Adegbola (Jonathan/Sidney). Performer Irene Allan (Elizabeth). Performer Simone Cornelius (Ensemble). Performer Elicia Daly (Ensemble). Performer Seroca Davis (Ensemble). Performer Sasha Frost (Jackie). Performer Lewis Howden (John). Performer Elaine C Smith (Helen). Performer Declan Spaine (Maxwell/Kachi).
11 Sep 19 to 21 Sep 19Home Theatre, Manchester :: V1858052535
listing details L1653712701
14 Aug 19 to 18 Aug 19Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh :: V604
listing details L1042343288

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