They Shall Not Pass: The Battle of Cable Street


October, 1936. Three thousand fascists, led by Oswald Mosley, march on Cable Street in the heart of the Jewish East End. Six thousand Metropolitan Police officers are on hand to defend them.
They Shall Not Pass: The Battle of Cable Street

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Arcola Theatre
Starts: Sunday 23 February 2020
Closes: Sunday 1 March 2020
Running time:1 hr 05 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Steven Berkoff was born the year after the Battle of Cable Street in nearby Stepney.


In 1975, his verse play East established him as one of the most distinctive and original East End voices.


Don't miss his dramatisation of this landmark event in East End history: a celebration of unity, community and defiance.


Synopsis


October, 1936.


Three thousand fascists, led by Oswald Mosley, march on Cable Street in the heart of the Jewish East End.


Six thousand Metropolitan Police officers are on hand to defend them.


But London's socialists, trade unionists, immigrants and dock workers are ready to meet the fascists - and their message is clear and united: "They shall not pass."


Returning to Arcola after two sold-out performances in October 2019, Steven Berkoff performs his new verse work, with live music from long-time collaborator Mark Glentworth.


Then he discusses the colossal impact of the Battle of Cable Street, and its lasting significance at a time of creeping threats from the far-right.


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Dates


Previews from:Sunday 23 February 2020

Closes:Sunday 1 March 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:
Sunday ‑ 7‑30pm

Matinee:
-

Tickets


Previews:

(14 to 16 Jan)


Best £19


Standard £17


Value £12


Standard:

Best £20


Standard £18


Value £15


Restricted £10


Concessions:

Best £16


Standard £16


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Cast


Steven Berkoff

Creatives


Author: Steven Berkoff
Composer: Mark Glentworth
Production: Arcola Theatre and Steven Berkoff

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