Ruth Leon recommends…Rockets and Blue Lights – National TheatreRuth Leon recommends
Rockets and Blue Lights – National Theatre
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The National has just added this new play by Winsome Pinnock to their online repertoire. It’s a co-production with the Manchester Royal Exchange and is directed, brilliantly, by Miranda Cromwell. This is a play of massive ambition which seeks to tell many stories about slavery, about art, and about the nature of history itself.
On the set of a new film about Victorian artist JMW Turner, young actress Lou (Kiza Deen) is haunted by an unresolved history. Meanwhile, in 1840, Londoners Lucy and Thomas try to come to terms with the meaning of freedom.
Moving between London past and present, this is a powerful personal voyage through time.