White Witch by the celebrated Jamaican Playwright Barry Reckord, returns to the London Stage!
Based on a true story, set around Rose Hall (one of Jamaica’s best known tourist attractions) in the 18th Century Jamaica, White Witch is a tale of mysticism, love, cruelty and revenge, cast against the Atlantic slave trade. This is a powerful, moving and thought – provoking play. Theatre goers are in for a post lock down treat.
Barry Reckord (Playwright) carries the mantle of the first Black Playwright to have a play staged at The Royal Court.
His BBC television dramas include “In the Beautiful Caribbean” and “Club Havana”.
Joseph Charles (Director) is the founder of Thee Black Swan Theatre and Opera Company. Director credits include “Dido and Aeneas”, at the Tricycle Theatre, “Troubled Island” by William Grant Still and “Black Spartacus” by Anthony Maddalena.
“The White Witch is truly theatre at its best: cruelly assaulting the senses of the audience, stimulating unconscious fears, desires and prejudices, and allowing unrepressed joy to burst forth… A supreme performance from a small company shouting loudly from the shadows.” (Review of 2015 staging at Chelsea Theatre)