Yorkshire’s Red Letter Theatre Company has received three award nominations – for play that explores Black British experiences My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored.
Written by Nana-Kofi Kufuor, the play has received three nominations for The Black British Theatre Awards (BBTAs).
The nominations are: Outstanding Performance in a Play for Misha Duncan-Barry, Best Director for Dermot Daly and Best Production Play for Red Ladder Theatre Company.
Now on its second national tour, My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored is coming to the Milton Rooms in Malton on Monday 26 September.
The play came to the Pocklington Arts Centre in November 2021, as part of its world premiere UK tour.
In the play, 15-year-old Reece is roughly accosted by the police outside a store. His teacher, Gillian, watches on but does not intervene, frozen out of fear for her own safety. The next day, Reece locks them both in her classroom, refusing to relinquish the key.
The BBTAs were first launched in 2019, and is the first award show to celebrate the excellence and influence of Black performers and creative people within the UK theatre industry.
Supported by the National Theatre, the awards ceremony will take place at The Lyttelton Theatre on Sunday 16 October.
Red Ladder artistic director Rod Dixon said: “At Red Ladder, we are thrilled to have received a nomination for Best Production Play and the nominations for Dermot and Misha are rightfully deserved. We also congratulate Misha’s co-star Jelani D’Aguilar for his powerful portrayal of Reece.
“The best theatre lives on beyond a performance and My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored does exactly that.”
For more information and to book your tickets, visit the Red Ladder Theatre Company website.