Talawa Theatre Company

Category: Artist

Talawa is the UK’s primary Black led touring theatre company. Our work is informed by the wealth and diversity of the Black British experience, and through that we create outstanding work by cultivating the best in emerging and established Black artists. We invest in talent, develop audiences and inspire dialogue with and within communities across the UK and internationally. By doing so, we enrich the cultural life of all.

Talawa was founded in 1986 by Yvonne Brewster, Carmen Munroe, Mona Hammond and Inigo Espejel. Today, Talawa is the leading Black theatre company in the UK, with more than 50 touring productions from African classics to Oscar Wilde behind it.


Unknown land, new arrivals, boarded doors and a suitcase full of hopes, dreams and aspirations.

Co-created by writer Ryan Cameron and choreographer Jade Hackett, ‘The Tide’ explores the narratives and experiences of migration within The United Kingdom whilst holding a mirror to an evolving British culture.

The Tide is a Talawa Theatre Company, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, and Breakin’ Convention co-production.

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