Windrush a play by Doris Allimadi

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Sat 19 Oct, 17:00


Windrush tells the story of a young girl, Marcia, a descendant of the Windrush generation, who was born in England but because of the colour of her skin, has to prove to her peers that England is her home and that she belongs.

‘Why do you hate me so passionately’, she once asks her tormentors. ‘You don’t know me, my life, my journey’.

This leads the tormentors to question their motives for attacking a complete stranger in the streets. The only reason they could come up with was that she was black and that is what they were supposed to do. They are mortified by this realisation and vow to fight racism, bigotry and discrimination in order to make this world a better place for all human kind.

Windrush takes us through a journey of how lives were destroyed by the implementation of a hostile immigration policy which sought to reduce the number of immigrants at any cost. People lost jobs, their homes, access to benefits and healthcare. Families were torn apart.

Doris Allimadi is the author of 'Lost, my battle with depression' and 'Empress Taytu Betul', a play.

Ticket information

£8 (including ticket fee)

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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