Inititated by Jamaican director and actor Anton Phillips, Black Theatre Season was a Greater London Committe (GLC) Ethnic Arts Sub-Committee initiative. The first season held at the Arts Theatre, London in the autumn of 1983 was designed to provide black actors, writers, directors, designers and stage managers the opportunity to practise their skills. Within its six seasons plays were presented from Africa, America, Asia, the Caribbean and Britain and with its emphasis on centralising black British theatre both physically and culturally the Black Theatre Season played an important role in supporting and promoting black talent.


Two Can Play25/10/1983
The Outlaw15/11/1983
The New Hardware Store06/03/1985
The Pirate Princess05/03/1986
Beef, No Chicken08/03/1989