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Tyrone Huggins

Tyrone Huggins has over 40 years’ experience as actor and performer in productions including Glasgow Citizens, Nottingham Playhouse, Contact Theatre, Liverpool Playhouse and the Royal National Theatre - where he played in David Hare’s Murmuring Judges and The Absence Of War. At West Yorkshire Playhouse he played the central role Sanda in the world premier of Wole Soyinka’s Beatification of Area Boy. At The Garrick Theatre he appeared in August Wilson’s Fences. For the Royal Shakespeare Company in Noughts & Crosses directed by Dominic Cook, and YPS Lear directed by Tim Crouch. Recent work includes Opening Skinner’s Box and as Prospero in The Tempest, both for Improbable, The Honey Man for Judy Owen Ltd & Birmingham Rep, Black Men Walking for Eclipse Theatre and To Move In Time with Forced Entertainment. For the short film People Show 138: Last Day he received 3 best actor awards. He was co-founder of the experimental/visual theatre company Impact Theatre Co-operative, touring nationally and internationally in thirteen devised productions over five years before working with other companies including Temba, Hesitate & Demonstrate, Talawa, Paines Plough, Graeme Miller Company, Contact etc. He has written 17 plays for stage and radio, including The Windrush Letters and various essays on Culture, Theatre in a Scientific Age, Memory and Race; and a New Wolsey Theatre commissioned narrative, The Eclipse Theatre Story, published in 2006.