Manchester première before UK tour

David Upton

Inspired by a real-life black men’s walking group based in Sheffield, Black Men Walking will première on January 18 at the Royal Exchange in Manchester before embarking on a UK tour.

Thomas, Matthew and Richard meet every month as part of a walking group to explore the dramatic landscape of the Peak District, Yorkshire. On this particular trip, the rest of group cancels and it soon feels like maybe they should have done too when they find themselves forced to walk backwards through 2,000 years of black history.

The cast includes Tyrone Huggins as Thomas, Trevor Laird as Matthew and Tonderai Munyevu as Richard.

Black Men Walking is the first work to be staged as part of the Revolution Mix movement which will deliver the largest-ever national programme of black British stories produced and performed in UK theatres. It runs in Manchester until February 3.