1-24 June 2023

Talawa Studio
Fairfield Hall
Park L

Recommended age: 11+


9 and 21 June - BSL / Captioned

17 June - Relaxed performance


Co-created by Amanda Wilkin and Rachael Nanyonjo
Written by Amanda Wilkin

Directed by Rachael Nanyonjo

‘I want to be nothing in the world except what I am - a musician’ - Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

Meet Song, a young Black composer of the modern generation. Her composition deadline is fast-approaching, and the pressure is high.

Discovering Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, the classical composer, Song learns she is joining a legacy of Black classical music in Britain she never even knew existed. His captivating scores inspire her, but will she claim her voice?

Recognition is co-created by Amanda Wilkin and Rachael Nanyonjo, written by Amanda Wilkin and will be directed by Rachael Nanyonjo. Recognition will have original music by Mercury Prize nominated Seed Ensemble leader Cassie Kinoshi (Published by Decca Publishing) as well as Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's compositions.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was a successful dual heritage African and British composer and Croydon resident. Talawa Theatre Company are proud to be presenting Recognition as part of This Is Croydon, London Borough of Culture 2023 programme.

Full creative team and cast announcement to follow.

  • SchoolsPerformances and Workshops

    8, 14 and 22 June matinees

    Ticket prices

    Standard - £19.50
    Early Bird* - £16.50
    Concession** - £11.50
    Croydon Resident*** - £9.50
    Groups of 10+ - £11.50
    Schools**** - £8.50
    £5 Mondays - £5.00

    With thanks to the Arts Council of England and the Greater London Authority for supporting Talawa Theatre Company in the production of Recognition.

  • Ticket prices

    *Early Bird ticket price valid on bookings until midnight 30th April 2023.

    **Concessions are available to anyone receiving unemployment or disability benefit, full time students, senior citizens and young people up to 21 years old. Proof of status or ID is required.

    ***Schools tickets: every 11th ticket free for teachers / support staff

    **** Resident rates can be booked over the phone at Fairfield Halls Box Office on 020 3292 0002 or in person via Fairfield Halls Box Office.

    Ticket prices include a Fairfield Halls facility fee of £1.50.

    Artwork design by Kieron Lewis

    Videography by Monika Davies

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