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Tull 100 – A Play About a True British Hero
Performance Dates are Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November 2018 with all performances start at 7.30pm at The Radcliffe Centre, Church St, Buckingham MK18 1BY
Walter Tull was an extraordinary young man, the son of an immigrant from Barbados, born of mixed heritage at the turn of the 20th century, an orphan at the age of eight, the first outfield black footballer and the first black officer in the British Expeditionary Force during WW1-at a time when it was illegal for such a thing to happen. These remarkable circumstances culminating in Walter giving his life on the Somme in March 1918 are poignantly explored in this debut production by Now & Then Theatre.
Tull 100 is devised physical theatre, investigating the issues of racism and war through the life of Walter Tull. Sadly, these issues are still with us today.
Tull 100 Director Martin Boileau explained why he got involved “As a Northampton Town fan I was well aware of Walter Tull’s life and the impact it could have if told to a wider audience and as a retired drama teacher knew that live theatre would tell the story in an educational, as well entertaining way.”
Tickets for Tull 100 are now available at £10 or £5 (concessions) and are available online www.nowandthentheatre.com/