Gazebo Theatre are set to bring their nationwide tour of Wanted, an innovative, unique, and truly engaging play that brings the remarkable stories of five ordinary women who lived extraordinary lives to Newport’s Riverfront Theatre this October.
Be captivated by the historical stories of four women who are Wanted at various times across History for their convictions to stand up against authority and take bold deadly action, to fight for what is right!
This dazzling performance will unfold as part of Black History Month and will feature, powerful drama and storytelling, original music, soundscapes, humour, raw honesty and heart, delivered in the inimitable style that defines Gazebo Theatre.
Wanted features an all-female cast passionately delving into the riveting stories of five extraordinary, yet often overlooked, women: Irena Sendler, Phoolan Devi, Dr. James Barry and UK’s Windrush child, Black Panther Olive Morris. The Wanted women’s stories are interwoven through Leonie Lawrence aka Poetic Justice, and brought to life, through her imagination. Leonie suffers from isolation, loneliness and social anxiety and manages her depression through a brilliant display of lyrical brilliance and spoken word.
The show was originally produced for touring in March 2020 but sadly had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. Gazebo Theatre adapted by streaming a socially distanced version of Wanted in 2021 (from Arena Theatre) and are thrilled to be finally bringing the live show – reimagined and relaunched.
The cast includes Alexia Mcintosh, Rukmini Sircar, Pamela Cole-Hudson and April Nerissa Hudson. Gazebo Theatre are known for their unwavering commitment to sharing both History and Herstory, celebrating diversity, and shedding light on powerful and impactful “lesser known” narratives and stories.
Wanted plays Newport’s Riverfront Theatre on October 26 and Borough Theatre, Abergavenny on October 27.