Salt. by Selina Thompson
Following an international tour, don’t miss Selina Thompson’s award-winning piece salt. when it comes to the Royal Court Theatre this month.
Performed by Rochelle Rose (The Mountaintop) and directed by Dawn Walton (Black Men Walking), the play focuses on grief, home, afropressism, the Black Atlantic, the forgetting of the UK’s colonial history and the impact that has on the daily life of Caribbean communities in the UK today.
In February 2016, two artists got on a cargo ship, and retraced one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle – from the UK to Ghana to Jamaica, and back.
Their memories, questions and grief took them along the bottom of the Atlantic and through the figurative realm of an imaginary past.
It was a long journey backwards, in order to go forwards. This show is what they brought back.