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New Play Revealed Opens at Tobacco Factory Theatres This Week

An important piece of theatre, crafted and premiering in Bristol, opens at Tobacco Factory Theatres this week.

Revealed, is an emotional and dramatic story of three generations of men from one family, telling a story that highlights issues of racism, homophobia, sexism, domestic violence, gang culture and mental illness.

It’s written by Daniel J Carver, who will also be performing as one of the lead characters alongside Everal A Walsh and Dylan Brady.

Director Jay Zorenti-Nakhid calls Revealed a ‘call to action’ which will ‘inspire’ people to connect with those you find hardest to love.

Jay says: “When I was growing up, I didn’t know my father. In the search for alternative role models, I went down some very destructive paths as a teenager. In 2018 when I started to work on this play, it changed my life. I now have a relationship with my dad because of this show. I can only imagine how things might have been different for me if I’d seen a play like this when I was younger. That’s why I feel passionately about removing financial barriers for teenagers who wouldn’t normally be able to come.”

Revealed Synopsis: Protests and riots are erupting outside.

A recent incident in police custody has stunned the nation.

16 year-old Luther, his father Malcolm and his grandfather Sidney are thrown together for the night, taking refuge at the family’s Caribbean restaurant.

As the three men navigate the chaos on their doorstep, their different feelings come to the surface – on racism, masculinity, sexuality, parenting and love. Secrets emerge from deep within their family, and they start to see one another – and themselves – in a new light.

Revealed at Tobacco Factory Theatres.
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Revealed was co-commissioned by Tobacco Factory Theatres and The Red Earth Collective. The Red Earth Collective is a Black-led organisation based in Birmingham, which works with artists and communities with lived experience of mental health issues. It aims to use arts to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination in racialised and marginalised communities.

It’s also been developed through the National Theatre’s Generate, a support programme helping the staging of shows through access to resources to theatres and artists outside of London.

Revealed will be at Tobacco Factory Theatres from 22 September – 08 October 2022.

Cast and Creatives
Everal A Walsh – Sidney
Daniel J Carver – Malcolm
Dylan Brady – Luther

Written by Daniel J Carver
Directed by Jay Zorenti-Nakhid
Designer – Amanda Mascarenhas
Sound Designer and Composer – Khalil Madovi
Lighting Designer – Joe Price
Movement and Fight Director – Kevin McCurdy

Age Recommendation
Revealed is suitable for audiences aged 14 years upwards. It contains racist and homophobic language, violence, and descriptions of domestic violence, descriptions of mental illness, descriptions of police brutality and some strong language. 

Social Distanced Shows
Audiences are asked to wear face coverings for these performances, unless exempt:
Saturday 01 October 2pm
Tuesday 04 October 7.30pm

Pay What You Choose
Pay What You Choose performances taking place on Monday 26 September and Monday 03 October 2022

Funded Tickets
For young people aged 14 years and over who may not be able to afford to attend theatre, applications for funded tickets are taking place here:

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