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My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored

Red Ladder Theatre Company
Monday 3 October 2022, 7:30pm
Stage One

15 year-old Reece is roughly accosted by the police outside M&S.

His teacher Gillian watches as his face is pressed into the wet gravel with a policeman’s knee in his back, frozen out of fear for her own safety.

The next day Reece locks them both in her classroom, refusing to relinquish the key. He wants her to pay – and to fully understand the pain her inaction has caused.

My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored is an urgent interrogation of racial identity, written by Nana-Kofi Kufuor and directed by Dermot Daly.


Recommended age 14+

Running time 70mins (no interval)

Content warnings: contains distressing themes, strong and racially sensitive language


Produced by award-winning Red Ladder Theatre Company.

Written by Nana-Kofi Kufuor

Directed by Dermot Daly

Set & Costume Design Caitlin Mawhinney

Sound Design Tayo Akinbode

Lighting and Visual Design Adam Foley

Dramaturg Lindsay Rodden

Movement Director Rod Dixon

Technical Manager Tom Blackband


Misha Duncan-Barry as Gillian

Jelani D’Aguilar as Reece