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Thursday 20 October 2022

7.30pm - 7.30pm


£10 / £8 concessions / Free for EHU Students


The Rose Theatre


Arts Centre


Quiet Rebels

Thursday 20 October 7:30pm
Quiet Rebels

A new play written and directed by Julie McNamara and Hassan Mahamdallie.

Forgotten stories of white working-class women who crossed the colour line to marry men of the Windrush generation. They defied family origin and class prejudice and social stigma directed against them and their families. A quietly rebellious generation of women who are part of the foundations of today’s multi-cultural communities.

Set in a dystopian England, Detective Shade investigates Aileen Burnett’s murder – a white woman who married a Black man. As a convicted race-traitor with four children, she had served time for ‘miscegenation’.

To solve the crime Shade travels the Multi-resistance’s Underground network to the Northern Free Zone where in facing her past, everything she thought she knew about herself and her world is challenged.

Film, movement, soundscapes with integrated creative access provide a powerful dramatisation of stories brought to life by Julie McNamara (The Knitting Circle) and Hassan Mahamdallie (The Crows Plucked Your Sinews) and a team of creative talent.

Supported by Arts Council England, the Garrick Charitable Trust, Hackney Empire, City Bridge Trust, the Unity Theatre Trust, the National Lottery Community Fund and made possible  with The National Lottery Heritage Fund, with thanks to National Lottery players.

Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions
Free for EHU Students
Free for schools and colleges
– contact [email protected] for group bookings

Due to postal strikes in England, tickets for our events in October will not be available for post, and instead will be required to be collected from The Box Office when you arrive for the show.

Access is woven into the fabric of Quiet Rebels – key motifs of the storyline are repeated throughout the show, in filmed visual scrolls to sew the seeds of the story as it unfolds. There is a combination of integrated BSL and captioning, alternating throughout the work.

Audio introduction is provided online for visually impaired people, via the Vital Xposure website, Vocaleyes’ site and can be added to your own website.

Much of the visual world of the play is described directly through the narrative, seen through the eyes of the Detective as she carries out her investigation.

Touch tours can be arranged in advance at the time of booking – please confirm these with us in advance via [email protected]

For full information about the accessibility of the show, visit the website on

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