OUR LITTLE HOUR - new musical by Dougie Blaxland to tour during Black History Month

May 22, 2024
A new musical by Dougie Blaxland exploring the life of Walter Tull will tour across the UK this autumn.

Written by Dougie and with music by composer Chris Anthony, Our Little Hour has been commissioned by Show Racism the Red Card and will be produced by Live Wire Theatre.

Walter Tull, the grandson of a Barbadian slave, was the first black British footballer to play at the highest level of the domestic game in the UK. He went on to become the first black man to be commissioned as an Officer in the British Army where he fought in the First World War before being tragically killed at the battle of the Somme.

Dougie has described Our Little Hour as:

“A celebration of the life of an extraordinary man whose pioneering spirit continues to inspire the campaign for justice and equality. It is also deeply fitting that the production which will be staged throughout Black History Month and honour the memory of one of the most significant figures in British sporting and military history.”

The show opens at The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham on 8th October before embarking on a tour of 9 venues across the UK.

You can find out more about the show at Show Racism the Red Card's website.