Raising Lazarus charts the true story of Kat Francois’ relative from the Caribbean island of Grenada, who joined the British West Indies Regiment in 1915 to fight for Britain during the First World War.
It was a journey which took this young West Indian soldier to Britain and Africa to fight for a country he knew as the Motherland.
Kat Francois shows how she discovered that she was connected to a part of British history she previously thought had no relevance to her, and in her performance weaves through time to expose a part of the journey undertaken by thousands of Caribbean soldiers who volunteered for king and country.
Written and performed by Kat Francois
Directed by Dawn Reid
Kat Francois is an award winning performance artist and playwright, the first ever BBC Poetry Slam Champion in 2004, and World Slam Champion a year later. Kat has made numerous media and television appearances, most recently on SKY TV, BBC Radio 4’s Front Row and Saturday Live, and BBC Breakfast and is currently working on her first novel.
Running time: 60 mins
Age recommendation: 12+