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‘We were always in awe of her’: actors celebrate the life and legacy of Mona Hammond
David Harewood, Sharon D Clarke and Josette Bushell-Mingo pay tribute to the pioneering star who has died aged 91

06, Jul, 2022 @10:21 AM

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‘Remarkable, revelatory, inspiring’: Yvonne Brewster pays tribute to actor Mona Hammond
The director remembers her friend, Talawa theatre company co-founder and EastEnders star as a rare talent with phenomenal attention to detail

Yvonne Brewster

05, Jul, 2022 @10:46 AM

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‘Take back power’: Talawa’s Run It Back and the politics of black joy
The resurgence of Black Lives Matter has given fresh potency to the theatre company’s production – an earthquake of sound and dance

Arifa Akbar

06, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Talawa theatre company: 'It's time to double down on Black Lives Matter pledges'
The minds behind Britain’s oldest black theatre group discuss pulling out of Birmingham Rep when it became a Nightingale court – and their plans to conquer the West End

Arifa Akbar

26, Mar, 2021 @7:06 PM

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Yvonne Brewster: 'I wasn't going to faff around the edges of the fringe'
The co-founder of Talawa, Britain’s longest-running black theatre company, is a woman of many firsts, celebrated in a new book

Tosin Thompson

02, Mar, 2021 @11:01 AM

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Black company pulls out of Birmingham theatre over Nightingale court
Talawa says Birmingham Rep’s decision to host court cases ‘threatens integrity’ of its work

Aamna Mohdin

24, Dec, 2020 @1:00 PM

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‘It’s a lot of work being black in Britain’ – Tales from the Front Line … and Other Stories – review
The experience of black frontline workers in the Covid crisis is brought to harrowing life in these plays based on interviews with a teacher and mental health worker

Arifa Akbar

27, Nov, 2020 @4:23 PM

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'Hackney Empire gave me love – I got married on stage to my panto director'
Sharon D Clarke, Robert Hastie, Michael Buffong and more share memories of the theatres that welcomed and inspired them

Compiled by Chris Wiegand

17, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Don Warrington on Mustapha Matura: he brought the West Indies to British theatre
The actor and director pays tribute to the Trinidadian playwright who has died aged 79

Interview by Chris Wiegand

01, Nov, 2019 @12:15 PM

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Anthony Ekundayo Lennon on being accused of 'passing' as a black man: 'It felt like an assassination'
All his life, people have assumed the theatre director is mixed race – and he was happy to embrace that identity. Then he was accused of faking it

Simon Hattenstone

07, Sep, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Head of Talawa theatre company criticises lack of diversity in arts
Arts Council England report says progress is slow and Michael Buffong wants to know why

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

19, Feb, 2019 @3:07 PM

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Theatre boss defends controversial appointment on BME directors' scheme
Company head explains decision to give job to man with white parents who identifies as black

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

08, Nov, 2018 @4:07 PM

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