Bristol-based theatre company, Black Women Let Loose, present their first performance at Bristol Old Vic. The company will launch with a performance entitled Shades of our Lives on International Women’s Day – 8 March 2019.

Shades of Our Lives is devised, and will be performed, by Rachel de Garang (Tribe of Doris), Ruth Pitter, Valerie Mower and Lorna Henry (Breathing Fire), Yoma Smith (Black Women Let Loose), Christelle Pellecuer (African Queens CIC) and Sisanda Myataza Kowalski (Mankala). 

The evening will offer thought-provoking insights into the actors’ life experiences. It comprises of inventive short pieces exploring topics such as identity, connection and belonging, examining issues familiar to all.

Presented in an eclectic style, the company will put expression from black women on the map on a day to celebrate all women.

Lorna Henry said: “We wanted to celebrate International Women’s Day in a way that honoured our individual and collective stories as black women; stories that are sometimes raw, sometimes funny but always honest. The creative process has been moving and exciting.”

The production is sponsored by Bristol Old Vic and Triodos Bank.
All proceeds from the performance will be donated to Bristol Black Carers – a charity which provides essential services for carers in the city.

The performance will take place on Friday 8 Mar 2019, 8.30pm in Coopers’ Loft at Bristol Old Vic, King Street, Bristol.

Tickets cost £7 will be available from the Box Office at

For more information about this event visit Bristol Old Vic:


Black Women Let Loose
Phone: 07967100 891
Email: [email protected]