29th Winter Edition
10-13 November 2021

Woke: Apphia Campbell

Sat, 24 July 2021

3pm

Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB

£16 (students and under-26s £6)

Tickets available from Hull Truck Theatre, online or by calling the box office on 014820 323638.

Hull Truck Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair spaces and companion spaces can be booked via the box office.

Our friends at Hull Truck Theatre have been working hard to put in place measures to welcome audiences back safely. Please visit their website to find out what they’re doing to keep you safe and what you can do to help yourself and others keep safe.

From the creator of the our sell-out show about Nina Simone, Black Is The Color Of My Voice, comes a new story about the 20th Century African American experience. Against a powerful soundtrack of original music and traditional gospel and blues, two women, 42 years apart become involved in the struggle for civil rights.

One, a notorious Black Panther, Assata Shakur; the other, Ambrosia, a present-day university student enrolling as the 2014 Ferguson riots begin. Both challenge the American justice system, become criminalized through political activism, and ultimately are faced with the same choice: stay and fight, or flee?

Woke won the coveted Scotsman Fringe First Award for its premiere season, and was highly commended by the judges of the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award.

Fringe First Winner (2017) Amnesty Highly Commended Award (2017) Scottish Arts Award (2017)

“Campbell is the most powerful voice of Fringe” ★★★★ The Scotsman

“Inspiring! A fast and exciting play that ended with most of the audience standing and applauding.” ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide

By Apphia Campbell & Meredith Yarbrough

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