Proceeds from the event went to The Barry Reckord Bursary.
Barry Reckord (1926 – 2011) was a Jamaican playwright who made a significant contribution to mainstream British theatre. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Barry Reckord attended Kingston College and went on to study at St. Peter’s College, Kingston and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Skyvers, his most successful work, was first produced at the Royal Court in 1963 and most recently broadcast on BBC Radio 3 a few days before his death last year. He had 14 plays produced in London, New York and Jamaica and wrote two television dramas for the BBC.