King Edward VII School is performing
in the Crucible Theatre Main House on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 July 2006.
This is an original drama devised by John Gallacher and Paul Desgranges. It tells the story of the end of the American Plains Indians in word, movement and music ( see below for further information). It is suitable for all audiences. Tickets are available from the Crucible Theatre Box Office (249 6000).
You are cordially invited to support the work of the students and staff of the School and to enjoy an evening of stirring entertainment.
We hope you will be able to come!
‘The White Men made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they never kept but one – they promised to take our land and they took it.’
Black Elk, Chief of the Sioux
On December 15th, 1890, at the creek called Wounded Knee, any vestige of Indian freedom came to an end for the Native American tribes. They had, in the prophetic words of Tecumseh, chief of the Shawnee, ‘Vanished before the avarice and oppression of the white man, as snow before a summer sun.’
‘Ghost Dances’ and its cast of 26 young people, re-tells both the stories and legends of the Native Americans, their songs and dances and the brutal facts of their history, in a moving sweep from the tale of How the People Came to the story of the Coming of the First White Man, and from the first Europeans to set foot among the Indians to the final, symbolic death of a people’s dreams.
How To Book
Crucible Box Office
Monday – Saturday
Telephone: (0114) 249 6000 9.30 am – 8 pm
In person 10 am – 8 pm
Please note that all credit/debit card bookings over the phone are subject to a 50p charge