Freedom Singer

Part musical, part spoken word, part personal exploration, Khari Wendell McClelland’s Freedom Singer (until Oct 18) is what our critic called “a history lesson unleashed through a soul album”. McLelland’s tale weaves around his near-mythological great grandmother and her bid for freedom from slavery and injustice. It is juxtaposed against the world he finds himself in today.

Khari Wendell McClelland performs with Noah Walker and Tanika Charles in Freedom Singer. Photo by Dahlia Katz.
Khari Wendell McClelland performs with Noah Walker and Tanika Charles in Freedom Singer. Photo by Dahlia Katz.

King Charles III

What if Queen Elizabeth were to die and Charles ascends to the throne? Mike Bartlett’s political satire King Charles III (Oct 19-Nov 19) created a stir in the UK when it aired on television earlier this year. One of its former colonies now gets a chance to see what all the fuss is about. Royal Watchers and Monarchists may very well be in for a surprise as to which side the newly crowned King takes in the ongoing debate about freedom of the press.

Ted Cole as King Charles III. Photo by David Cooper.
Ted Cole as King Charles III. Photo by David Cooper.

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