After a fatal stabbing, a promising young boxer is left for dead. As he lays unconscious he's transported to 18th century London where he receives lessons in not only Bare Knuckle boxing but what it really means to have courage.
Black Terror takes you on a historical journey through Georgian England as boxing superstar Bill Richmond breathes life into a troubled young present day boxer.
This is a work in progress written by Award Nominated Actor/Writer Kalungi Ssebandeke(ASSATA TAUGHT ME).Book Now
EnsiMedia is a newly set up Production company that produces thought provoking and engaging content for TV, FILM, Theater and Online Platforms. Black Terror marks EnsiMedia's debut Theater Production. The company was set up by Multi-hyphenated creative Kalungi Ssebandeke who's acting work includes DR WHO for BBC and HBO MAX and an Off West End Nominated turn in BLOOD KNOT by Athol Fugard directed by Mathew Xia. Kalungi recently graduated with a MA in Acting from Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he first wrote and performed BLACK TERROR.Book Now
Reviews for Assata Taught Me by Kalungi Ssebandeke. World Premier at The Gate Theatre. Directed by Lynette Linton
Writer: Emily Lunnon
Adamantly against the idea at first, Assata is brought around by his energy and passion, seeing in him the possibility for kinship, both as a person of African heritage and as a fellow revolutionary. However, when life’s inevitable events occur, the pair are thrown together as the only support the other has. The once bouncing and wonderfully cheeky Fanuco becomes intensely vulnerable, and grows from a boy into a man within the short window of his life we see. This is testament both to the quality of the writing and to Kenneth Omole’s vibrant and incredibly mature performance – he’s definitely one to watch.
Adjoa Andoh gives a captivating performance, showing Assata’s strength and enduring belief in her goals, but also playing the broken woman with such considered understanding. We see her crumble after the death of a loved one and have complete sympathy with her cause by the end of the play. Her depiction of contemporary America with ‘murderers on the police payroll’, as well as its intolerable history with regard to the treatment of the black community, packs a punch because it is all too real. With ‘political’ theatre being produced left, right and centre in London, it is rare to come across a piece that tackles such issues with such nuance and intelligence, and one which isn’t so overtly ‘political’ that it is patronising to its audience.
Writer: Tayo Idowu
Writer: Lyn Gardner
Nonetheless it’s sparky stuff, and funny too as the swaggering, slyly charming Fanuco wheedles his way into the affections of the reserved and focused Assata. Both are touched by loss and t
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