Black Men Walking to Oldham

Published: 6 October 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Inspired by a real-life walking men’s group in Sheffield, Black Men Walking comes to Oldham Coliseum Theatre October 24–26.

Black Men Walking tells the story of three middle-aged men, Thomas, Matthew and Richard, who meet every month as part of a walking group to explore the Peak District. On this particular trip, the men find themselves forced to walk backwards through 2,000 years of black history.

The Sheffield-based walking group which inspired the production was founded in 2004 by a group of men of African and African-Caribbean heritage who started walking for health, wellbeing and camaraderie.

Black Men Walking premièred at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester in January 2018.

It is recommended for ages 14+.