Arcola Theatre in association with Maya Ellis presents
Stop and Search
by Gabriel Gbadamosi
Directed by Mehmet Ergen
Now playing until 9 Feb
When lines blur between conversation and interrogation. Three conversations grow increasingly uneasy.
A new play by award-winning writer Gabriel Gbadamosi, exploring a time of distrust and our deep ambivalence about the ways we police each other.
‘The play opens the question of why a tactic aimed at policing drugs, violence and terrorism (and that stops seven black people for every one white person) has grown into a flashpoint for wider, and deeper, flaws in a volatile and frightened social psyche.’ (Gbadamosi)
Gabriel Gbadamosi is an Irish-Nigerian poet and playwright. His theatre credits include Eshu’s Faust (Jesus College, Cambridge), Hotel Orpheu (Schaubühne, Berlin), Shango (DNA, Amsterdam); and for radio, The Long, Hot Summer of ’76 – winner of the first Richard Imison Award. Gbadamosi’s novel Vauxhall won the Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize and Best International Novel at the Sharjah Book Fair.
Artistic Director of Arcola Theatre Mehmet Ergen is an award-winning director. His recent theatre credits for the company include Richard III, Bliss, The Cherry Orchard, Drones, Baby, Drones,
Join us after the show…
Post-show Discussion | Saturday 2nd February (evening): Stop and Search actor Tyler Luke Cunningham will host a panel discussion with Zachary Hing and Jo Clifford exploring the representation of trans* people and artists in UK theatre and media; and the self-generated work looking at how to re-write the narrative.
Relaxed Performance | Wednesday 6 February, 8pm: A relaxed performance is intended specifically to be sensitive to and accepting of audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, including (but not limited to) those with autistic spectrum conditions or anyone with sensory and communication disorders. Babes in arms are also welcome to relaxed performances.
|Tyler Luke Cunningham||
|Best||£22 (£20 previews)|
|Standard||£20 (£16 previews)|
Standard tickets are £12 or less with Arcola Passport.
Monday - Saturday, 8pm
Saturday matinees at 3.30pm
Press night: Monday 14 January 2019, 7pm
Relaxed Performance: Wednesday 6 February, 8pm
Pay What You Can Tuesdays – limited allocation of tickets available in person, each Tuesday from 6pm. More info »
Latecomers will not be admitted due to the staging of the show.
Running time: 80 minutes approximately .
Scenes of a sexual nature
Suggestions of intoxication
Suitable for 16+
Press enquiries: Freya Cowdry — email@example.com