Exploring British Colonialism, post-war immigration, and Brexit Britain, Legacy examines the margins of our history, what scars from the past still hurt us, and what we might leave behind for future generations.
In 1782, the British Empire spanned 40 countries across the globe. Britain was the foremost European nation engaged in the Slave Trade, transporting 42,000 Africans to the Caribbean each year.
In 1946, immigration to Great Britain from British Colonies soared as the government invited people from across the commonwealth to uproot and work here, rebuilding the war-ravaged country.
In 2016, the United Kingdom narrowly voted to leave the European Union. The following year, racial and religious hate crime rose by 23%.
In 2018, the Windrush Scandal revealed the Home Office wrongly detained, deported and denied rights to thousands of British citizens who had arrived in the UK after the war, as part of Britain’s ‘hostile environment’ policies that still continue.
Over a two week period, our company of 50 young artists, including actors, singers, dancers, musicians and writers will write, create and perform an exhilarating piece of original musical theatre. They have worked with theatre director Susie McKenna and a team of top professionals to produce a new work for Hackney Empire’s main stage. We invite you to be part of their legacy.
£7 Full Price, £4 Concessions £6 Groups 6+ (all tickets in group at £6) (plus £1 per ticket online, £1.25 per ticket over the phone)
AGE GUIDANCE: suitable for all ages
Please Note: Children under 14 years need to be accompanied at all times by a paying adult.
Running Time Appox: 2hrs with interval