Rockets and Blue Lights at Exchange

Published: 26 January 2020
Reporter: David Upton

Rockets And Blue Lights is a new play from Winsome Pinnock.

Weaving past and present together, it explores Great Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade from a unique perspective.

The world première is performed in Manchester’s Royal Exchange, once one of the world’s largest cotton exchanges, and examines the impact of historical legacy and the representation of painful subjects.

Director Miranda Cromwell makes her Exchange debut with a play that can be seen from March 12 to April 4.