The Dream: A Radio Play by Nnenna Samson Abosi

  • Camilla Schofield

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Description

The story follows Delvin, a black British teenager as he discovers the wrath of police brutality at the same time as the rise of the Black Power Movement in London in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Delvin's Trinidadian parents travelled to the UK for a better life, as part of the Windrush generation, settling in West London, where they encounter systemic racism on a daily basis. The Mangrove Restaurant, opened by Frank Crichlow in 1969, is the favoured hang out spot for Delvin and other black teenagers in West London, however with police continually raiding the Mangrove restaurant, harassing staff and patrons, friction between the local Black community and the police is heightened. The powerful drama was written by Nnenna Samson Abosi for the young people from the SPID ON THE WEB: Estate Endz project and is co-directed by Connie Bell, Andrew McPherson and Nnenna Samson Abosi.

Period3 Oct 2020

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleThe Dream
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBrighton Fringe Festival
    Duration/Length/Size90 minutes
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date3/10/20
    Producer/AuthorSPID Theatre
    PersonsCamilla Schofield