Windrush Actor Poet Extraordinaire Victor Richards offers community mobile theatre service for schools and elders day centres and drama / poetry workshops for all age groups.
70th Windrush Anniversary Special Tour ...
We are celebrating 70 years of Windrush Anniversary in 2018 nationally and internationally. If you are interested in taking this opportunity to host the event at your centre / space available or a space you can hire for minimum cost that is suitable to accommodate the event and hold 50-100 people or more. The agreement would be 50/50 split unless your organisation has funding and work together with Victor Richards to set date, time and programme, promote, sell tickets and discuss all details on the phone, by email or in a meeting to organise a successful event.
We have a variety of touring performances (drama, poetry, storytelling, workshops) to offer to suit most occasions and age range in a variety of spaces with or without stage and lighting, also includes our own PA and microphone equipment.
Victor Richards Biography
The London-born Leicester-bred son of Barbadian parents who came to Britain in the 1950s, actor, writer, poet and storyteller Victor Richards has been perfectly positioned throughout his life to observe and commentate on the trials and tribulations, joys and sorrows of British West Indian culture for nearly seven decades.
After his experiences of being a model and choreographer, Victor attended Next Stage Adult Education Sandfield Drama College in Nottingham in the early 90s. It was through this experience that his acting and writing talents really found their wings and a hard earned break enabled him to perform his first one-man play Streets Paved with Gold at the Nottingham Playhouse. Since then, Victor has written and performed two further plays, Return to the Caribbean and Children of the First Generation, to delighted audiences in the UK and internationally as far as Japan.
His book ‘Poetry Trilogy’ published in 2008 (the year of the 60th Windrush Anniversary), based on all three plays, is a powerful historical and educational tool. Also Victor produced an unique poetry production I Spy through the World’s Eye which focuses on global issues. His drama/poetry workshop for children and adults is very unique and highly in demand. His spoken word with reggae music album Illusion – Streets Paved with Gold was released to celebrate the 70 years Windrush Anniversary 2018, the music video of the title track ‘Streets Paved with Gold’ was nominated for the British Urban Film Festival Awards 2017. Victor will be touring around the country with his work throughout the year 2018 in order to pass the Windrush legacy on to the next generations. Victor now has partnership with New Style Radio based in Birmingham to help to promote his Windrush campaign locally, nationally and internationally.