A verbatim theatre performance sharing the stories of those affected by the tragic murder of George Floyd.
Some said black lives matter. Others said all lives matter. But all lives can't matter if black lives don't. I Wish My Brother George Was Here is a verbatim theatre performance sharing the stories of those affected by the tragic murder of George Floyd. This performance marks the international protests that followed through words and conversations simultaneously unveiling a coming together and deep seated racism. George has become a symbol of racial injustice in our societies. When is change going to come? And where are the safe spaces? What would things look like if George was still here?
Written by Moriam Grillo
Running Time: 60 minutes including a Q&A session with the writer
Age Guidance: 12+
Please Note: Late comers will not be admitted past 10 minutes after curtain up.
- Friday, June 25, 2021
The Hat Factory
The Hat Factory is Luton's leading arts and entertainment venue featuring live music, club nights, theatre, dance, films, children's activities, workshops, classes and gallery exhibitions.
It's a centre of artistic excellence set within a vibrant urban environment. It offers the young and the young at heart the chance to engage with the arts, to be inspired by the UK’s leading arts practitioners, and to develop artistic skills and confidence.
The Hat Factory is a combined arts venue in the centre of Luton. It opened in 2003 and since then has been the area’s main provider of contemporary theatre, dance and music. We work with both emerging and proven producers and artists, through programming, engagement programmes and our Associate Artist scheme. Their music programming is vibrant, offering an eclectic portfolio of high quality artists from the worlds of jazz, blues, folk, world music, indie and hip hop. Complementing their own programming, they welcome local/regional promoters to the venue, broadening their music offer and at the same time supporting young promoters and their businesses. They programme contemporary theatre and dance with a focus on fresh, new and relevant stories from both established and emerging touring companies who are making high quality work in the UK. They’ve programmed companies like Earthfall, Chickenshed, New International Encounter (NIE), Trestle, Menagerie, Eastern Angles, Atma, State of Emergency, 30 Bird, Tavaziva, Analogue and Jean Abreu Dance to name but a few.
The Hat Factory has flexible spaces of various sizes to suit every need. See Venue Hire for more information.
To become part of The Hat Factory's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at Fahim.Qureshi@LutonCulture.com
Other Live Performance Events
Sat 26th Jun 2021
Join us for music gigs in the Hat Factory on the last Saturday of the month, presented by Luton Live/s.
Fri 16th Jul 2021
The Comedy Bar
An evening of stand-up comedy from the nation's up and coming talent.
Fri 23rd Jul 2021
Emergence: Stories of a New Beginning
An evening of spoken word and poetry inspired by emerging from challenges, discovering fresh possibilities and new beginnings.