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as the mother of a brown boy
On from 11 Jul 2007 till 28 Jul 2007
by Chickenshed
Genre(s): New Writing, Drama

About: as the mother of a brown boy

Chickenshed’s innovative new production

“as the mother of a brown boy…”

Performances: Wednesday 11 July – Saturday 28 July

Ticket prices: Stalls £11 / £7

Gallery £7 / £5

Transfer to The Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Zoo Southside, Edinburgh 5 August – 27 August

“as the mother of a brown boy…” is a beautiful multi-layered original production combining dance, physical theatre, live music and multimedia.

It tells a story – the birth, life and untimely death of a mixed race boy in 21st century London – through the eyes of his mother. He dies at the same age as his mother gave him life. Nineteen is a life cut short. His voice is heard through his grieving mother as she grapples with his own role in his death and pits it against society’s involvement.

“as the mother of a brown boy…” is a real and disturbing story of how we live and the search for identity in a multi-racial society.

“as the mother of a brown boy…” is brought to you by the Chickenshed team that created Globaleyes. Globaleyes made such an impact in highlighting the issues surrounding globalisation that, after a two week run at The Royal Lyceum Theatre and a special performance at the Business in the Community Awards Dinner, Chickenshed were invited to perform at the G8 summit at Gleneagles in July 2005.


"A memorable and striking show, with energy, invention and a creative process that is a living example of the passionate commitment to equality, inclusion and mutual respect that will be needed, if any of the problems, due for debate at the G8 summit, are to be solved."

Joyce McMillan – The Scotsman

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