Thu 17 Nov 2011 – Sat 10 Dec 2011
by Gillian Slovo from spoken evidence
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When the Government originally refused a Public Inquiry into the riots that shook our cities this Summer, the Tricycle mounted its own.
From tweets by taxi drivers, to moment-by-moment accounts by riot police, The Riots builds a real-time picture of events as they unfolded. And then, from interviews with politicians, police, teachers, lawyers, community leaders, as well as victims and on-lookers, we analyse what happened, why it happened, and what we should do towards making a better future for ourselves and our city.
Astonishing stories and equally astonishing conclusions told by the many voices that have been stirred up by the riots.
The Tricycle has a long and distinguished record for its verbatim theatre productions. Nicolas Kent and Gillian Slovo were part of the team responsible for Guantanamo – Honor Bound to Defend Freedom which transferred from the Tricycle to the West End and New York.
Cast includes Sarah Ball, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Grant Burgin, Dona Croll, Christopher Fox, Rupert Holliday Evans, Clementine Marlowe-Hunt, Okezie Morro, Cyril Nri, Tom Padley, Alan Parnaby, Selva Rasalingam, Steve Toussaint and Tim Woodward.
Creatives include Nicolas Kent (Director), Polly Sullivan (Designer), Charlie Hayday and Jack Knowles (Lighting Designers) and Sarah Weltman (Sound Designer).