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Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame

By J.D Douglas
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Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame was created by the late Flip Fraser in collaboration with JD Douglas and Khareem Jamal. The show was launched in London at the Shaw Theatre in July 1987 with the assistance of a modest grant from Camden Council to celebrate the centenary of Marcus Garvey. After its sell out launch, and driven by the massive demand of the Black community to see it, the show re-opened the doors of the Hackney Empire Theatre (which at the time was operating as a Bingo Hall) – before becoming the first all Black musical to perform in the West End at the Astoria Theatre in 1989. Since then, the piece notched up almost 2000 performances in the UK, Jamaica and the USA, broken box office records and received rave reviews and numerous prestigious awards in Chicago, Washington DC, Cleveland, Miami and Detroit during its USA Black History Month tours in 1992 and 1994. Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame had its final performance in London, 2007.

Original production

Original Cast:
Eugene Paul Cast
Deridee Williams Cast
Rudi Boyce Cast
Prince Lincoln and the Royal Rasses Cast
Fraser James Cast
Production Team:
Ken Kendricks Director

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Programme TFRS042 Future Histories - Black Performance and Carnival Archive