The New Vic marked Black History Month 2023 this October with a celebratory event featuring the UK’s first Ethnically Diverse improv group Jumprov, music from Keele Gospel Choir, and Stoke-on-Trent poet Adrian McKenzie.
Delicious Caribbean and South American cuisine, including curry goat and jerk chicken, was dished up before the show courtesy of Tunstall’s Brickhouse.
Then, taking inspiration from this year’s Black History Month theme ‘Saluting our Sisters’ Jumprov entertained the audience with comedy sketches, scenes and songs created on the spot.
A free comedy workshop also took place prior to the show where participants could try their hand at improv themselves.
The evening was created in collaboration with Gabriella Gay, Director of Kwanzaa Collective.
Thank you to everyone involved for a joyful evening!