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Rush Theatre Company are delighted to be touring their critically acclaimed production RUSH – A Joyous Jamaican Journey and which will play at Oxford Playhouse on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 September.

This year is the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the first Windrush generation to the UK. To coincide with this significant milestone, this wonderful creation will be touring the UK sharing the chronicle accounts of our forefathers and celebrating their heroic achievements!

RUSH – A Joyous Jamaican Journey takes you on a powerful journey through the history of Jamaica, highlighting Caribbean traditions, the influence of calypso, gospel, reggae, ska and the impact it had on Black British culture.

Learn the history and experiences of the first Windrush Generation uniquely told by narrator – comedian, John Simmit, outstanding vocals from Ika, and Janice Williamson accompanied by the phenomenal JA Reggae Band directed by Orvil Pinnock.

Check out what the audience thought of this sell-out show below...