"Protests and riots are erupting outside. A recent incident in police custody has stunned the nation. As the three men navigate the chaos on their doorstep, their different feelings come to the surface – on racism, masculinity, sexuality, parenting and love."
Revealed’ a play about mental health and Black men will have a two-week run at the Tobacco factory in Bristol from 22nd September to 8th October.
Originally produced by The Red Earth Collective and written by Birmingham playwright and actor Daniel Anderson, Revealed was the first production of ‘Menologues’ - our programme of work exploring the mental health of Black men. Revealed played to sell-out audiences at The Midland Arts Centre in 2019, starring Daniel Anderson, in the role of Malcolm, and directed by Jay Zorenti-Nakhid. Both Jay and Dan have worked incredibly hard over the past three years to get the play into a mainstream theatre and Dan will reprise his role with Jay directing.
Revealed tells the stories of 16 year-old Luther, his father Malcolm and his grandfather Sidney who take refuge at the family’s Caribbean restaurant. after a recent incident in police custody which stunned the nation, with protests and riots erupting all around them.
As the three men navigate the chaos on their doorstep, their different feelings come to the surface – on racism, masculinity, sexuality, parenting and love. Secrets emerge from deep within their family, and they start to see one another – and themselves – in a new light.
Revealed hurtles from devastating and shocking to hilarious and heart-warming. It celebrates the courage in connecting with those we find hardest to love.
We will be hosting an after show event on 5th October with cast and mental health professionals talking to our founder Sandra Griffiths about the show, mental health and why men often find it difficult to talk about their emotions.We will also be facilitating two free community workshops in Bristol on the 15th and 16th of September where we will be joined by cast members and mental health professionals to further explore the themes and issues in the play.
Buy tickets for the production here: Revealed - Tobacco Factory Theatres