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Address:Selfmade Music Theatre
42 Blundell Road
Middlesex HA8 0HZ  
Tel:+44 [20] 8959 7370
Fax:+44 [20] 8959 7370
Susannah SelfArtistic Director
Michael ChristieArtistic Administrator
Quilt SongOct 2018

Selfmade Music Theatre’s new work celebrates social inclusivity by using quilting as a metaphor.  Around the assassination of Abraham Lincoln composer Susie Self weaves history and fantasy: the stories of Rosa Parks, civil rights activist; the poet John Drinkwater; his Muse; the bus driver James Blake, on whose bus Rosa took her fateful stand against racism; and the boatman who ferries passengers across the River Styx.  Quilt Song, which has been written for the Birmingham community and features rising stars from Birmingham Ormiston Academy is sourced from John Drinkwater's play Abraham Lincoln which was premiered at The Old Rep (then Birmingham Repertory Theatre) in 1918 and will be performed in that same venue and 100 years to the day, on October 19.