Michael X

Watch our semi-staged reading of Michael X, presented by Cherrelle Skeete. This performance took place at the Almeida on 4 June 2021, as part of Six Artists in Search of a Play.

Orator and Black Power activist Michael X addresses the crowd at the 1965 Racial Adjustment Action Society, ‘the lifeblood of the Black man in Britain.’ His incendiary speech takes in his journey from Trinidad to Notting Hill and the destruction of the Caribbean dream in the face of British racism.

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Direction Cherrelle Skeete
By Vanessa Walters
Composer Shiloh Coke
Choreographer Dwayne Barnaby
Assistant Director Naomi Denny

Cast
Martina Laird, Tomi Ogbaro, and Mika Onyx Johnson

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