No Blacks. No Irish. No Dogs. That’s what the signs said. And here we are, fifty years later. I’m Jamaican. You’re Irish. Both British. But ain’t got no home anywhere. Not anywhere.
This original piece of work, written by Flintlock’s Anna Glynn (An Enemy of the People, Don Q) and Arts Council Breaking Ground Writer of Colour Jacqueline Crooks (The Ice Migration) is inspired by the real stories of Irish and Afro-Caribbean people who emigrated to the UK in the 1950s and 60s, and the experiences of their children and grandchildren – all of whom participated in an Arts Council-funded R&D for the project across 2018.
Featuring Flintlock’s characteristic high-energy style and performed by a dynamic cast of five playing four generations of two families, No Dogs features music, dancing and a hefty dose of humour to tell the stories of some pretty extraordinary people in a show that has something to say about the Britain we know today.
For more information about the show and the company’s creative process, see their website.
28 September 2021 7:30PM