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The Story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe

On a rainy evening in May 1964, Granada Studios broadcast a gospel concert on a disused railway station in Manchester. For the star of the show, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, it was an opportunity to revive her gospel career. For young Brits, the chance to see the type of African American performer they’d only heard on the radio.

Presented by Simmer Down Arts, the UK’s premier Reggae Music and Arts Development Agency – don’t miss this excellent musical play, set in a black community radio station.

Glory recalls Rosetta’s life during a late night radio show presented by DJ Griot. Through Rosetta’s remarkable story of faith and sisterhood, connect with the deep, spiritual roots of rock ‘n’ roll and journey back through the music that broke the colour bar.


From £24.50

Presented by

Simmer Down Arts

Age Guidance


Please note, no under 5s will be admitted to the auditorium.

Running Time

1 hr 30 mins. Please note, there is no interval during this performance.

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