V Jay Theatre Productions presents
Celebrating Windrush 70th Anniversary
“Children of the First Generations” is a originally theatre play written and performed by Victor Richards, but now Victor is simply going to tell the story which will recapture the spirit of growing up in England in the Late 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s, as seen through Victor’s eyes and the experiences of his peers, spanning his childhood, adolescents and early adulthood.
The storyline centres around Granville, the son of Augustus Cleveland Johnson the character in the first play “Streets Paved with Gold”. Granville was born in England. After immigrating to Barbados for 15 years he decides to return to England (His country of Birth) with his wife and their two lovely children. It is his desire for his children to complete their education here and the family to acquire an affluent lifestyle. However his wife and children have been uprooted and there is no certainty as to whether they can make the adjustments necessary to settle in England.
After being here for a year Granville decides to throw a house warming party and invites his old friends acquaintances and family members ….. during his preparation for the party he begins to reminisce …. his trip down memory lane encompasses many experiences and encounters.
This is a story of Children of Windrush generation – recapturing the Music, Fashion, Schoolboy daze and humour, Adolescence, Work, Family, Relationship and the realisation of the impact of racism, just to mention a few of the issues. The script provides a realistic and thrilling account of the experiences faced by the first generation and the legacy which we have inherited as we continue to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions made by Windrush generations.
Saturday 3rd Novemeber – 7pm (doors 6:30pm)
Tickets: £5 (£8 on the door)