ROCKETS AND BLUE LIGHTS-Royal Exchange Theatre

Amid the gloom of Victorian England, Thomas, a black sailor prepares to take one last voyage, while an ageing Turner seeks artistic inspiration in a half-remembered story.

In 21st-century London, an actress finds herself handcuffed by history – two centuries after abolitionists won her ancestors their freedom.

Winner of the 2018 Alfred Fagon Award, Winsome Pinnock’s astonishing new play retells British history through the prism of the slave trade. Fusing fact with fiction, past with present, the powerfully personal with the fiercely political, this epic production asks who owns our past – and who has the right to tell its stories?

Please join us for these half-price preview performance.

Pat and Sue are sitting in- stage level seats E1 and E2 priced £18.75. Differently priced tickets are available

If you are sitting elsewhere, why not post your seat number below and then others can book nearby if they so wish


March 13


07:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Manchester IVC


Royal Exchange Theatre

Manchester, GB