Distant Drums

'Distant Drums' trailer

A man in a yellow suit with matching top hat stands in the left of the photograph, holding crossly onto his hat. A woman sits on a large speaker behind him, wearing dark clothing with yellow accessories. She is gleefully trying to pinch his hat from his head.

Distant Drums is a dynamic and thought-provoking performance that tells the story of Reggae Sound System culture and its role in the fight for racial equality. A handcrafted bespoke sound system stands proudly on a statue plinth. As the speakers power up, digital screens appear within the stack and two performers transport the audience from Africa to the Caribbean until they finally arrive suitcase in hand on the shores of the UK.

Written by Madu Messenger, narrated by Macka B, choreographed by Donald Edwards with a distinctive Dub soundtrack by Vibronics, Distant Drums promises to be an exhilarating performance not to be missed.

This show is free for everyone and you’re more than welcome to just turn up on the day – we can’t wait to see you!

Performances are on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 July at 12:30pm and 2pm.

All events as part of our ‘Swich programme will be carried out in accordance with the current government guidelines on Covid-19 on the date of the event.