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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.
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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London E8 3DL
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(14 to 16 Jan)
Author: Steven Berkoff
Composer: Mark Glentworth
Production: Arcola Theatre and Steven Berkoff