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Noma Dumazweni launches Black History Month at York St John University

Published: 30 September 2016

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Actress Noma Dumezweni head & shoulders

Noma Dumezweni

Noma is an internationally recognised actress who currently stars as Hermione in the sell-out West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Her theatre credits include the title role in Linda at the Royal Court Theatre and roles in Macbeth, The Winter’s Tale and Romeo and Juliet for the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as work alongside Jude Law in Henry V.

Born in Swaziland, of South African parents, Noma lived in Botswana, Kenya and Uganda before coming to England with her family as a child. She first lived in Suffolk, where she was educated, before moving to London.

Dr Anne-Marie Evans, director of English Literature at York St John University says, “We are delighted to be hosting this interview with Noma at the start of what promises to be an exciting and though-provoking month of Black History Month events.”

Monday’s free event will be a discussion about Noma's numerous roles including her directorial debut I See You at the Royal Court, as well as her appearance in the award winning A Human Being Died That Night which toured to the Hampstead Theatre, the Market Theatre Johannesburg and Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. Both plays explore reconciliation and South Africa after apartheid.

The event starts at 3.00pm in Quad South Hall and must be booked in advance on Eventbrite via

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