Burn My Heart

21 September – 13 November 2010

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

Presented by Trestle in collaboration with Blindeye


Mugo: Lydiah Gitachu
Kamau: Christian Dixon
Matthew: Lowri James
Mr Grayson: Sam Parks
Lance: Géhane Strelher 

Creative team

Artistic Director, Blindeye: Oliver Jones
Adapter: Rina Vergano
Designer: Anoushska Athique
Lighting Designer: John Purkis
Composer: Juwon Ogungbe
Technical Stage Manager: Neil Sowerby
Sound Designer: Neil Sowerby
Associate Artist: Emily Gray
Assistant Director: Emma Whittaker
Producer: Jo Salkilld
Tour Booker: Natalie Richardson
Marketing Manager: Rhian Desborough

For information on venues and dates please contact us on admin@trestle.org.uk