Eva's voice is not forgotten

Published: 17 October 2021
Reporter: David Upton

Forgotten Voices

Forgotten Voices is a one-woman show inspired by the life of Eva Moorhead Kadalie, widow of South Africa’s first national black trade union leader, Clements Kadalie.

He was the father of black trade unionism and the man who shook South Africa, decades before Nelson Mandela rose to prominence.

Forgotten Voices, at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre October 18–19, is set in 1956 and sees Eva about to leave South Africa following three decades of fighting racism.

The play, written by Eva’s grandson David Moorhead and starring Manchester actress Shareesa Valentine, covers the turbulent years from 1919 to 1956.