Vital Xposure and Dervish Productions today announce the UK tour of Quiet Rebels written and directed by Julie McNamara and Hassan Mahamdallie, in a co-production with Dervish Productions, Vital Xposure and Belgrade Theatre, in partnership with Soul City Arts and The Albany, Deptford.
Cast Includes Lottie Bell, Joe Conteh, Deni Francis and Fiona Whitelaw.
Quiet Rebels is based on the true life but forgotten stories of white working-class women who fell in love with men of the Windrush generation. They defied race and class prejudice and social stigma directed against them and their families. A drama-noir, with film, music and movement, set in a dystopian, authoritarian state England where people who marry across the race lines are considered traitors.
Former Artistic Director of Vital Xposure Julie McNamara and Hassan Mahamdallie’s extensive research gives voice to the stories of these unsung women, who faced hostility, battled discrimination and showed courage in the face of racism, class and gender prejudice and, who lay the foundations of the multi-cultural society we enjoy today. The question is posed “Were these women treated as if they committed a crime against society?”
Film, movement, soundscapes with integrated creative access provide a powerful dramatisation of stories brought to life by Julie McNamara (The Knitting Circle) and Hassan Mahamdallie (The Crows Plucked Your Sinews). The Quiet Rebels creative team is experimenting with a new approach to integrating access into the design of the production, using a vibrant, percussive soundscape and rich visual narrative that incorporates captions, BSL and audio description to sew access into the fabric of the show.
The Creative Team of renowned, diverse practitioners who have developed this vital work are Gabriel Finn (Lighting Designer), Stephen Rudder (Filmmaker) Mohammed Ali (Digital Artist), Jeanefer Jean–Charles (Movement Director), Awate Abdalla (Composer / Sound Designer) and Troi Lee (Deaf Rave Founder).