An on-line screening exclusive to Cambridge City and South Cambs Black History Month
Dream of A King is a solo-play that revisits the man that is the iconic Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
Written, Directed & Performed by Christopher Tajah
Dates: Saturday 16th and Saturday 23 Oct
Time: log-in to start watching any time between 5pm and 7pm
On April 3rd, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King famously gave a speech that was a premonition of his own death. The next day, on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, he was shot and killed by an assassin’s bullet. Using creative license and based on true events Dream of a King is a reimagining of the hours leading up to his killing and seeks to discover the man behind the icon, giving audiences the opportunity to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King’s passion, inspiration, dedication and vision.
Actor/Writer Christopher Tajah’s performance as Martin has earned him an OFFIE Nomination – Male Performance in a Play
Christopher is the Artistic Director of Resistance Theatre Company which seeks to provide a home for storytelling from the African Diaspora. Dream of a King was the company’s first production.
Follow Resistance Theatre Company on Facebook HERE
Black History Month is held every year in October. It’s promotes the history and contributions that Black people with origins in Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America and other Black communities around the world have made to Cambridge and the UK.
Events around the country include history and heritage, arts and culture, news and ideas from the communities. It is an opportunity to share activities and experiences.
Black History Month was first celebrated in the UK in 1987. We have celebrated it in Cambridge since 2005.
We are gathering and sharing talks and lectures, articles, plays, films, and interviews to create an archive and celebrate Cambridge Black Heritage.
We hope you enjoy it!
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