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Elaine Mitchener: SWEET TOOTH

Fri 18th May 19:30, Museum of London Docklands

Photo: Brian Roberts

The acclaimed vocalist and movement artist Elaine Mitchener will perform her powerful piece SWEET TOOTH at the Museum of London Docklands on 18th May at 7.30pm.

This ambitious 50 minute music theatre piece uses text, improvisation and movement, to stage a dramatic engagement with the brutal realities of slavery revealed by the historical records of the sugar industry, and to reveal its contemporary echoes.
SWEET TOOTH marks the culmination of five years’ research by Mitchener into our love of sugar and the historical links between the UK sugar industry and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

SWEET TOOTH has been supported with public funding from Arts Council England. Commissioned by Bluecoat in partnership with the Stuart Hall Foundation, London and The International Slavery Museum with further support from PRSF Open Fund, Edge Hill University, Centre 151 and St George’s Bloomsbury.

Tickets: FREE, but must be booked in advance.


Credits:
Concept, Direction & Music: Elaine Mitchener
Movement Direction: Dam Van Huynh
Historical Consultant: Christer Petley
Lighting Design: Alex Johnston
Devised and performed by:
Elaine Mitchener, Sylvia Hallett, Mark Sanders, Jason Yarde

Museum of London Docklands
No.1 Warehouse
West India Quay
E14 4AL
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Photo: Brian Roberts