Shebeen


It's a hot and humid summer in 1958 St Anns, Nottingham. Tempers are flaring and Teddy Boys are on the march. Jamaican couple Pearl and George are helping Caribbean migrants to cut loose by hosting a forbidden party at their Shebeen.
Shebeen at Theatre Royal (Stratford East)

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Theatre Royal (Stratford East)
Started: Wednesday 20 June 2018
Closed: Saturday 7 July 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 14+

Synopsis


'Do you think dreams are wasted on people like us?'


It's a hot and humid summer in 1958 St Anns, Nottingham.


Tempers are flaring and Teddy Boys are on the march.


Jamaican couple Pearl and George are helping Caribbean migrants to cut loose by hosting a forbidden party at their Shebeen.


Pearl has dreams of opening a restaurant on the Wells Road.


George, a retired boxer, has hung his dreams next to his gloves.


A young interracial couple are falling in love and figuring out how to be together.


As tensions mount on a night filled with rum, calypso and dancing, and with the Shebeen under threat from the police, everyone is forced to confront the uncomfortable truths their relationships are built upon.


Specially commissioned by Nottingham Playhouse, Shebeen invites you to a party you never knew existed.


This world premiere by Nottingham Writer, Mufaro Makubika, shines a light on a community under siege and the sacrifices made for love.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Gerry Raffles Square
Stratford
London E15 1BN

Box office tel: 020 8534 0310

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 20 June 2018

Closes:Saturday 7 July 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 2-30pm

Tickets


Standard:
£10.00 - £32.00

Cast


Karl Collins - George

Remaining cast TBA


Creatives


Author: Mufaro Makubika
Composer: Richard Hammarton
Director: Matthew Xia
Designer: Grace Smart
Lighting: Ciaran Cunningham
Sound: Richard Hammarton
Dramaturg: Kirsty Patrick Ward
Production: Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company in association with Theatre Royal Stratford East

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