Stage Show Has Black People In Cages

South African theatre-maker Brett Bailey has made a career out of tackling the most difficult aspects of race. His new show, on tour and currently in Edinburgh, features black people in cages, in reference to real 19th-century human zoos – and even some of the actors are uneasy about it. These young black performers, cast locally at every stop along the tour, aren’t quite getting it. “How do you know we are not entertaining people the same way the human zoos did?” asks one.

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