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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."
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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London E8 3DL
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 8‑00pm (7pm on 14 Jan)
Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm
Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm
Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm
Friday ‑ 8‑00pm
Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm
Author: Gabriel Gbadamosi
Director: Mehmet Ergen
Production: Arcola Theatre in association with Maya Ellis