Black Roses

Bunbury Banter
Directed by 
Bunbury Banter
Ticket prices 
£6 All tickets
*subject to booking fees (except at theatre box office)
Jul 2019 25 Thu 7:30pm (doors: 7:00pm)
Jul 2019 26 Fri 7:30pm (doors: 7:00pm)
Jul 2019 27 Sat 7:30pm (doors: 7:00pm)

In the early hours of Saturday 11 August 2007, 21-year-old Sophie Lancaster and her boyfriend Robert Maltby were attacked. As a result of her severe head injuries Sophie never regained consciousness.

Black Roses is an elegy for Sophie, in which poet Simon Armitage gives her back her voice and the local cast reflect on what lessons can be learned and how even today, hate crimes come in many forms.

A powerful story about the killing of Sophie Lancaster, performed by local young people and produced by professional award-winning local theatre company Bunbury Banter.

"Something in their lives despises ours. The difference between us is what they can't stand."


Audience feedback from Blackout 2017

“I thought it was really powerful”

“I loved it, it was electric”

“It was amazing!”