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My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored

3 August 2022 - 15 October 2022

My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored by Nana-Kofi Kufuor returns for a second national tour.


About the show


Fifteen-year-old Reece is roughly accosted by the police outside M&S. His face presses into the wet gravel as a policeman digs a knee into his back.

His teacher Gillian watches on, frozen out of fear for her own safety.

The next day, Reece locks them both in her classroom and refuses to relinquish the key. He wants her to pay – and to fully understand the pain of the irreversible breakdown of trust her inaction has caused.

My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored is an urgent interrogation of racial identity by Nana-Kofi Kufuor, directed by Dermot Daly.




“Misha Duncan-Barry plays Gillian with simmering rage”

The Stage

“Jelani D’Aguilar plays Reece with a mix of impotent rage, untapped intelligence, humour and genuine menace”

The Stage

“Provokes questions that lodge firmly in the mind, continuing to echo after the show ends.”

The Guardian




Captioning is available for every performance of My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored.

Captioning is available via The Difference Engine, a tool that enables d/Deaf and hard of hearing people to read performance captions on their phone.
Download the app here


Dates and Venues


Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Dates: Wednesday 3 to Sunday 28 August 2022 (No performance 15 & 22 August)
Venue: Tech Cube 0 @ Summerhall (Venue 26)
Time: 17:40
Tickets: Preview 1 £8 | Preview 2 £10 | Full Price £13 / £10
Recommended Age 14+
Content warnings: Contains racially sensitive language

Follow us at the Fringe: #MVWH #EdFringe2022




At Summerhall (Venue 26) as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022.


Red Ladder Local

The Cluntergate Centre, Wakefield – Saturday 10 September, 7.30pm

The Oundle School, Peterborough – Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 September, 7.30pm

The Grove Hall, South Kirkby – Thursday 22 September, 7.30pm

St John’s Church Hall, Staincross – Saturday 1 October, 7.30pm

We are proud that selected dates of My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored will tour as part of the Red Ladder Local touring initiative. Red Ladder Local takes high quality professional theatre to non-traditional venues in and around Leeds. 

See below for the full touring schedule and to book. 



Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
3 Aug 2022 – 28 Aug 2022

Oldham Coliseum, Oldham
7 Sep 2022

The Cluntergate Centre, Wakefield
10 Sep 2022

Oundle School, Peterborough
13 Sep 2022 – 14 Sep 2022

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
15 Sep 2022 – 16 Sep 2022

ArtsDepot, London
17 Sep 2022

The Grove Hall, South Kirkby
22 Sep 2022

The Milton Rooms, Malton
26 Sep 2022

Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool
27 Sep 2022 – 28 Sep 2022

Junction, Goole
29 Sep 2022


Hull Truck, Hull
30 Sep 2022

St John's Church Hall, Staincross
1 Oct 2022

Alnwick Playhouse, Alnwick
4 Oct 2022 – 5 Oct 2022

Queens Hall, Hexham
6 Oct 2022

Gala Theatre, Durhma
7 Oct 2022

Harrogate Theatres, Harrogate
8 Oct 2022

The Sundial, Cirencester
10 Oct 2022


Swindon Arts Centre
11 Oct 2022


Macready Theatre, Rugby
12 Oct 2022

The Swan Theatre, Worcester
13 Oct 2022

The Lowry, Manchester
14 Oct 2022 – 15 Oct 2022