Streets Paved With Gold by Victor Richards

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Written directed and performed by Victor Richards.

This is a short play set in the present, but explores recent history from the 1950's onwards. In his one man play, Victor explores African Caribbean migration, and themes of hope, identity and change. The storyline of Streets Paved With Gold weaves together a thrilling and informative picture of the collective experiences of Black British citizens resulting from their new surroundings. The performance is about Augustus Cleveland Johnson who came to Britain from Barbados with a plan to return 'home' five years later.

It tells how both his life and times have changed over the years and his decision to return home. Sadness, joy, frustration, homesickness and a thousand other emotions are captured in the play. Reminiscent in the production is the honesty of every word that will resonate with young and old, Asian, Black and White people alike.

It is a useful educational tool for all generations and a factual historical record and a powerful instrument for building cross-cultural understanding.

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