WOKE by Apphia Campbell

- Edge Theatre

Event Postponed

After careful consideration on the growing concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19) Bath Festivals have come to the difficult decision to postpone WOKE. We apologise for any disappointment caused and will update you when we have more information.

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A multi award-winning theatre performance that follows two women’s fight for civil rights.


One is notorious Black Panther Assata Shakur; the other, a present-day university student enrolling as the Ferguson riots begin.

Set against a powerful soundtrack of original music and traditional gospel and blues sung live, the two women challenge the American justice system, become criminalised through political activism, and ultimately are faced with the same choice: stay and fight, or flee?

Woke won the coveted Scotsman Fringe First Award for its premiere season, and was highly commended by the judges of the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award.

Apphia Campbell is the creator of the hit show Black is the Color of My Voice, which toured to sold-out audiences in Shanghai, New York, the UK and at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


Wed 20 & Thu 21 May, 7.30-9.30pm

£15, £13.50 student, under 26, jobseeker, visitor with a registered disability, those living solely on their DSS State pension*

*Please note a 10% commission fee will be added to each ticket

For more information about accessibility and how to book a personal assistant complimentary ticket, please click here
This performance is in partnership with Bath Festivals, The Bath Festival runs from Friday 15 May to Sunday 24 May, celebrating the best in music and books in a beautiful city with more than 130 events.

Inspiring! A fast and exciting play that ended with most of the audience standing and applauding. ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide

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