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Burn my Heart

21 September – 13 November 2010

Presented by Trestle in collaboration with Blindeye

‘…it’s an important story that teens would appreciate seeing…’
The Stage: Laura Paxman

Two boys’ lives are changed forever, as their friendship and loyalty are blown apart by fear and betrayal. Set during the Mau Mau uprising in 1950’s Kenya and the ensuing bloody State of Emergency, Burn my Heart examines themes of terror, division, and freedom.

Burn my Heart was based on the novel by award winning writer Beverley Naidoo and adapted by translator and playwright Rina Vergano. It used African and European music and movement styles through a powerful mix of text, compelling storytelling and physical theatre, to tell this fast-paced, devastating, and highly relevant story.

Director: Oliver Jones
Designer: Anoushka Athique
Lighting Designer: John Purkis

Age: 13+ / Running time: 70 mins

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