Stop and Search


A driver picks up a young man crossing Europe. Two police officers work a surveillance case. A passenger directs her taxi to the edge of a bridge. Three conversations grow increasingly uneasy.
Stop and Search at Arcola Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Arcola Theatre
Started: Wednesday 9 January 2019
Closes: Saturday 9 February 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


WINNER of The Scotsman Fringe First Award.


Gbadamosi said ...


"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.


The Arcola is an incubator of London's future culture: multicultural, far-seeing, cutting edge.


I can only imagine developing such a departure from the old state of the nation play as we have with Stop and Search through the active engagement of the artistic team under Mehmet Ergen's direction."


Synopsis


A driver picks up a young man crossing Europe.


Two police officers work a surveillance case.


A passenger directs her taxi to the edge of a bridge.


Three conversations grow increasingly uneasy.


From award-winning writer Gabriel Gbadamosi comes a visceral and poetic new play, exploring a time of distrust where the lines blur between conversation and interrogation.


Stop and Search explores our deep ambivalence about the ways we police each other.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
24 Ashwin Street
Dalston
London E8 3DL

Box office tel: 020 7503 1646

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 9 January 2019

Press night:Monday 14 January 2019

Closes:Saturday 9 February 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 8‑00pm (7pm on 14 Jan)

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 3-30pm

Tickets


Previews:
£20, £16, £15

Standard:
£22, £20, £15

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Creatives


Author: Gabriel Gbadamosi
Director: Mehmet Ergen
Production: Arcola Theatre in association with Maya Ellis

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