Funny, frank and provocative play tours Richmondshire venues

A frank, fun and provocative look at the trials and tribulations of modern life as seen through the eyes of a young black woman will be staged at venues across Richmondshire.

The play Portrait tells the story of sassy teenager Candice, played by actor Rachael Ofori.

Inspired by actor Racheal’s own experiences, Portrait uses music, poetry, humour and dance to examine identity and role models, whilst simultaneously challenging cultural stereotypes.

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After a hit run at Edinburgh, appearances on BBC front row, the Women of the World Festival and a UK tour, Racheal will now visit Richmondshire during a tour of Yorkshire.

This performance is part of the Rural Arts North Yorkshire youth project, Create Tour.

The performances will include a curtain raiser performed by young people from Richmond School.

Tour Dates:

Tuesday 31 October – Richmond High School (for students only)

Wednesday 1st NovemberThe NASH, Hawes, DL8 3QP

Tickets: Donations only, contact Emily Rawlence on 07929 980854 or email

Thursday 2nd NovemberLeyburn Arts & Community Centre, DL8 5DL

Tickets: Call 01969 624510

Friday 3rd November – The Georgian Theatre, Richmond, DL10 4DW

Tickets: Call 01748 825252

Saturday 4th NovemberNewton le Willows Village Hall, DL8 1SP

Tickets: 01677 450594

You can book tickets directly from the venues or through the Rural Arts website at

For more details click here.