Trojan Horse


Originally developed with Leeds Playhouse,  this Amnesty International Freedom of Expression & Fringe First Award-winning production is the story of a community torn apart by racial division, 'British values' and the culture of Prevent.
Trojan Horse at Battersea Arts Centre

Image courtesy Battersea Arts Centre


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Battersea Arts Centre
Started: Monday 4 November 2019
Closes: Saturday 16 November 2019
Running time:1 hr 20 mins
Age suitability: 14+

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Background


This production is based on real events.


It is adapted from over 200 hours of interviews conducted by LUNG as well as public documents.


While it contains the representation of some identifiable public figures it is not endorsed or authorised by them.


LUNG's previous productions include The 56, Chilcot, E15 and Who Cares.


Synopsis


The Trojan Horse Inquiry was a local story that hit the national press, accusing 'hardline' Muslim teachers and governors of plotting extremism in Birmingham schools.


Drawing on over 200 hours of interviews with teachers, students, parents and governors, critically-acclaimed theatre company LUNG investigates the truth behind the headlines.


Originally developed with Leeds Playhouse,  this Amnesty International Freedom of Expression & Fringe First Award-winning production is the story of a community torn apart by racial division, 'British values' and the culture of Prevent.


Trojan Horse aims to open up a dialogue, and every performance will be followed by a post-show discussion with Professor John Holmwood, an expert witness at the Trojan Horse trials and author of 'Countering Extremism in Birmingham Schools?


The truth about the Trojan Horse Affair' and other individuals and groups.


Themes will range from Queerness and Religion, Islamophobia in the UK, The Power of the Media, and Education Policy.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Lavender Hill
Battersea
London SW11 5TN

Box office tel: 020 7223 2223

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Dates


Previews from:Monday 4 November 2019

Press night:Wednesday 6 November 2019

Closes:Saturday 16 November 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£10 to £20

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Access information


All performances will be Relaxed.


Step‑Free Access:


This event takes place on the first floor of the building, which can be reached via a lift.


There is step‑free access to Scratch Bar and ground floor public spaces.


There are accessible toilet facilities across the building.


Creatives


Author: Helen Monks and Matt Woodhead
Director: Matt Woodhead
Lighting: Will Monks
Sound: Owen Crouch
Production: LUNG in association with Leeds Playhouse

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