Marshall Street

21 February 1965, Malcolm X is assassinated.

Just 9 days before he visited Smethwick, compelled after reports from the Indian Workers Association.

A Conservative MP has taken the Smethwick Seat with his campaign slogan “If you want a n*****r for a neighbour, vote Labour”.

Racial tension is at breaking point. A housing crisis looms. Political corruption is rife. Inflammatory press reports reign. And Marshall Street is the battleground. 

Through a series of monologues the story unfolds, as each character reflects on the visit from one of the most influential and controversial figures of the 20th Century.