Forgotten Voices

by David Moorhead Fri 7 Oct | 7:30pm

Forgotten Voices tells the remarkable real-life story of Eva Moorhead Kadalie, the wife of South Africa’s first national black trade union leader, Clements Kadalie.

For over three decades, the couple fought for freedom and paved the way for Mandela.

Forgotten Voices is a one woman show written by her grandson, David Moorhead, directed by Margaret Connell and stars the brilliant Shareesa Valentine as Eva.

October is Black History Month in UK and is all about sharing black heritage and uncovering those stories which have so often been overlooked. Up until now, Eva’s story has been forgotten by history – which is so often the fate of women – and especially those of colour.

Of the play, writer and Eva’s grandson David Moorhead says, “My grandmother was glamorous and warm-hearted but beneath lay a complex person, whose struggles were immense. Her political contribution in terms of support and sacrifice were immense but completely ignored. I felt it was time to hear and celebrate the story of Eva Moorhead Kadalie. She was a woman who refused to give up. I am proud to be her grandson.”

Forgotten Voices at Theatre by the Lake