My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored - Edinburgh 2022

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022

3 August 2022 - 28 August 2022

My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored

A play by Nana-Kofi Kufuor



Fifteen-year-old Reece is roughly accosted by the police outside M&S.

His teacher Gillian watches as his face is pressed into the wet gravel with a policeman’s knee in his back, frozen out of fear for her own safety. The next day, Reece locks them both in her classroom, refusing 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.



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



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






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

The Guardian


“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



We are pleased to be offering captioning 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

The venue is wheelchair accessible.


Summerhall (Venue 26)
3 Aug 2022 – 28 Aug 2022