The Riots (Tottenham Transfer)
by Gillian Slovo from spoken evidence
After a sell-out run at the Tricycle Theatre, the critically acclaimed production transfers to Tottenham’s Bernie Grant Arts Centre in January.
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When the Government originally refused a Public Inquiry into the riots that shook our cities this Summer, the Tricycle mounted its own.
From tweets by taxi drivers, to moment-by-moment accounts by riot police, The Riots builds a real-time picture of events as they unfolded. And then, from interviews with politicians, police, teachers, lawyers, community leaders, as well as victims and on-lookers, we analyse what happened, why it happened, and what we should do towards making a better future for ourselves and our city.
Astonishing stories and equally astonishing conclusions told by the many voices that have been stirred up by the riots.
The Tricycle has a long and distinguished record for its verbatim theatre productions. Nicolas Kent and Gillian Slovo were part of the team responsible for Guantanamo – Honor Bound to Defend Freedom which transferred from the Tricycle to the West End and New York.