Portrait & Labels

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Part of RADAR 2015

Portrait

by Racheal Ofori
Presented by Fuel

Credit Tom Medwell web credit

A frank, fun and provocative look at the trials and tribulations of modern life seen through the eyes of a young black woman. Inspired by Racheal’s own experiences, Portrait uses music, poetry and humour to examine identity and role models and challenge cultural stereotypes.

Written and performed by Racheal Ofori. Directed for Edinburgh and UK tour by Kate Hewitt.

Supported by Arts Council England and the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation.


Labels

by Joe Sellman-Leava
Presented by Worklight Theatre

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Fresh from winning a Fringe First at Edinburgh 2015, this intimate new show from Worklight Theatre draws on writer/performer Joe Sellman-Leava’s experiences of mixed heritage and racism. Shortlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, Labels examines the way we use words, the line between curiosity and fear, and the rise of anti-immigration rhetoric. Amid the cacophony of statistics and soundbites that surround the immigration debate, Labels offers an honest, human story about multicultural Britain. After RADAR, Labels transfers to the Adelaide Fringe in 2016 having won the annual Holden Theatres Award.


Cast, Creatives and Credits

Portrait
Writer Racheal Ofori
Director Kate Hewitt
Production Manager Suzie Foster
Producer Fuel

Labels
Writer & Performer Joe Sellman-Leava
Director Katharina Reinthaller
Producer Michael Woodman
Lighting & Sound Design Phil Hewitt
Stage & Costume Design Charlotte Anderson

This is a past event
Fresh, funny and utterly vital
The List on Portrait
Compellingly astute… captured in a voice that’s critical yet fearless, and ultimately uplifting
The Scotsman on Portrait
Racheal Ofori is a fantastic performer, making it look easy to singlehandedly captivate an audience for an hour
Three Weeks on Portrait
Enlightening and touching work
Broadway Baby on Labels
Fantastic – a very special show
Three Weeks on Labels
Personal and provocative
The Scotsman on Labels

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20 Oct
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20 Oct
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20 Oct
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19 Oct
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17 Oct
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24 Sep

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