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Blue – The Musical
By Rosealine Allen

ISBN: 978-1-84747-3943
Published: 2008
Pages: 137
Key Themes: stage script, ethnic minorities, 1960s, schizophrenia, family relationships


For her second book with Chipmunka Rosealine Allen presents this is unusual musical script. Blue poses an interesting theme, spread over several decades, starting from the mid 1960s this unique play documents the highs and lows of some of Britain’s first black immigrants. Some will agree it is an accurate representation of the lives of certain members of the black community. What will you think?

About the Author

Rosealine Allen was born in May 1967 in London. She is a black woman born to West Indian immigrant parents. She spent her early years moving between grim council estates in East London. At Polytechnic she studied psychology and she is now training to be a teacher on the Graduate Teacher Programme. Rosealine currently lives in Basildon, Essex. Whether Rosies troubled youth was typical of a Black British girl growing up in the seventies, she cannot say, but she does believe the problems that existed between her parents and her were common for West Indians families at that time.


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