Paving the way
At last night's MOBO awards, Sir Lenny Henry won the 'Paving the Way' award. True gentleman that he is, Lenny name checked a breathtaking roster of people from Ira Aldridge to Millie Small. Among the names were many we have worked with, Michael Abbensetts, Mustapha Matura, Roy Williams, Kwami Kwei-Armah, Norman Beaton, Paulette Randall ... and our Artistic Director, Michael Buffong to name but a few.
Many of the people Lenny mentioned will feature in his new Radio 4 series on Black theatre, Raising the Bar, which airs from Monday 9 November.
Sir Lenny closed his MOBO's speech with:
“These are the giants whose shoulders I stand on and I hope next year somebody will be standing on my shoulders as long as it’s not CeeLo bloody Green! Thank you for this – it’s lovely. Peace!”
See and hear Sir Lenny's speech below