A stylised image of Apphia Campbell as Assata Shakur fills the frame with an orange and red filter laid over the image in a 1960s style. In the foreground, Tinashe Warikandwa as Ambrosia stands in jeans and a beige cardigan with her arm raised, holding a book.

Through The Mud

By: Apphia Campbell

Apphia Campbell as Assata Shakur, in 70s dress.
Images by Stuart Armitt

By: Apphia Campbell

Directed by: Caitlin Skinner

Co-presented by Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

‘A fierce 70 minutes of music and protest’ The Scotsman

The story of two generations of women activists in the struggle for black liberation in America. One, notorious Black Panther Assata Shakur, the other a college student at the beginning of the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson in 2014. Against a stunning soundtrack of gospel and blues sung live, the show explores what it takes to become a revolutionary.

Originally performed as Woke, written by Apphia Campbell, Fringe First Award Winner and creator of the hit show Black is the Color of My Voice.

Part of the madeinscotlandshowcase.com

'Brave and remarkable'

by The Scotsman

'Terrific performances'

by The Skinny

Book Tickets


  • Apphia Campbell

    Assata Shakur

  • Tinashe Warikandwa

    Ambrosia Rollins

Creative Team

  • Caitlin Skinner


  • Laura Clark


  • Marie-Gabrielle Koumenda

    Musical Director

  • Emma Jones

    Lighting Designer

  • Ellie Thompson

    AV Designer

  • Suzi Normand

    Production Manager

About The Show

There are captioned, audio described and BSL interpreted performances. There is also a relaxed performance for anyone who’d benefit from watching the show in a more informal and laid-back environment. A relaxed performance guide and visual story will be made available the week before the relaxed performance on 7 August.

For access information for the Summerhall venue, please visit: https://www.summerhall.co.uk/about/accessibility/



Tinashe Warikandwa and Apphia Campbell standing on stage with right fists raised and shouting out.

Tour History


Stellar Quines has over 30 years experience as one of Scotland’s leading touring theatre companies. Our work has toured Scotland, the UK and internationally.

If you would like to request a ticket to see the show or book Through The Mud for your venue, please get in touch with barbie@stellarquines.co.uk or visit our page on Fringe Marketplace

  • Touring Information

    at Fringe Marketplace

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If you would like to request images or interviews with the cast or creative team, please contact Emma Ainley-Walker at Storytelling PR:  07944 677 997 – emmaaw@storytellingpr.com



  • Through The Mud Media Release


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