The Lynching, a play performed by Jackie Walker
Jackie is a longstanding campaigner trainer in Anti-racism, among many other skills, attributes and experiences. Her history is fascinating and she shares her story in this one woman show that is partly a conversation with her mother, an African American Civil Rights activist, and about her suspension from the Labour Party for alleged antisemitism. The play lasts about an hour and will be followed by Q & A. Entry is by donation, for which we ask a minimum of £2.00 to cover expenses.
“Jackie possesses a lovely singing voice and the honed acting skills of a veteran performer, plus the tragic story of her Jewish civil rights campaigner father and her black Jamaican mother, who was wrongly confined to a mental institution in the US, is worth a show in itself. Jackie is also very funny and frank about her own bolshy nature.” - Alexei Sayle The Guardian 19 Nov 2017.
“Jackie’s play is not a diatribe or even a polemic narrative (as a lesser artist might have rendered it), but a very skilfully crafted work of art. Her mother’s story and hers are both elliptically told, replete with poetic understatement that forces the audience to draw their own conclusions about racism, oppression, witch-hunts and over-zealous social workers.” - Suzanne Gannon Labour Briefing 4 Nov 2017.
White Rock Theatre
White Rock, Hastings, United Kingdom