Within moments of sitting down we spot the infamous 'Manuel from Barcelona', frantically bobbing around, snatching glasses from people's hands and prodding people from their relaxed chairs.
An Octoroon is a production of contrasts. Bright white stage and pitch-dark blackouts. Raucous comedy and stark reality. Black face and white face. Loud rap music and uncomfortable silence. The rights afforded to characters of white skin, and the treatment of all others.