Community centred play for tour

Published: 21 July 2019
Reporter: David Upton

A multi-ethnic play set in a Manchester community centre is touring the North West in August before heading to Edinburgh Fringe.

The Community Centre, written by Manchester-based actor Nicola Gardner, tackles the problem of a lack of ethnic-minority roles in the arts. It is attracting interest from TV production companies and provides roles for several black actors plus Asian actor Alex Kapila. Directed by John Klark, the show also addresses the Windrush scandal, shown through four African-Caribbean pensioners.

It will tour in August with dates in Manchester and Preston before heading to the Arthur Conan Doyle Centre in Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival. It’s at The King's Arms in Salford August 8, 9 & 10, The Continental in Preston August 16 & 17 and Edinburgh August 22, 23 & 24.