‘Did George Floyd’s killing mark a turning point for real change or yet another false dawn?’ Despite the global outcry and public machinations over the murder of George Floyd, in America the police continue to instigate indiscriminate, discriminatory and disproportional violence against Black and Brown communities. The continual discovery of new footage of members of the Black community being brutalised at the hands of law enforcement entrusted to protect shows this to be a systematic problem. Meanwhile here in Britain years of mistrust between the Police and Black communities continue to fester. Is there a parallel history of structural inequality in Britain that encapsulates and underlines a deep racist mistrust between the Black community and the police? Michael Livington is a 42 year old Black Briton living in East London but ever since he viewed the viral footage of George’s murder it’s remained his mind throwing his life into free-fall.
Press & Reviews
★★★★ ‘..what never waivers is Tajah’s skilful...powerful writing possesses a balance of logical premise with emotional and inventive creativity’ (Dominic Corr, theWee Review) https://theweereview.com/review/under-heavens-eyes/ ★★★★ 'The play is potent, honest and true...The language is thoughtful and raw, and full of sadness’ (Louise Penn, [email protected]) https://loureviews.blog/2021/06/18/review-under-heavens-eyes-brighton-fringe/ MUST SEE SHOW: 'Tajah's crafting is well researched, well written and...shows a range of emotion through his voice, facial gestures and inner core....His delivery is exceptional, with nuanced timing and vocal variety.' Jo Tomalin, Fringe Review http://fringereview.co.uk/review/brighton-fringe/2021/under-heavens-eyes/
Cast & Creative Team Christopher Tajah - Writer & Performer
Christopher Tajah - Director & Producer