The Government originally refused a Public Inquiry into the riots that shook our cities this summer, so the Tricycle Theatre mounted its own.
After a sell-out run at the Tricycle, the critically acclaimed production transfers to Tottenham.
Don't miss the chance to see the production that has got everyone talking.
**** ‘clear, gripping and necessary’ - The Guardian
**** ‘this powerfully performed piece makes you think without making your mind up for you’ - The Independent
From tweets by taxi drivers, to moment-by-moment accounts by riot police, it will build a real-time picture of the riots as they unfolded. And then, from interviews with politicians, police, teachers, lawyers, community leaders, as well as victims and on-lookers,The Riots will 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 Theatre 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.
'Talkback' Panel Discussions
Selected performances will be followed by a Talkback session, in which invited panellists will discuss the issues raised with the audience - for details see the full list of dates below.
Cast: Michele Austin, Sarah Ball, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Grant Burgin, Christopher Fox, Rupert Holliday Evans, Clementine Marlowe-Hunt, Okezie Morro, Cyril Nri, Tom Padley, Alan Parnaby, Selva Rasalingam, Steve Toussaint, Tim Woodward.
(Photo credit: Lewis Whyld/PA)
Friday 13 Jan at 8pm SOLD OUT - RETURNS ONLY
+ Talkback with Jude Lanchin (Bindmans, Criminal Defence Lawyer), Dr Kurt Barling (Special Correspondent BBC), Tricia Hackett (Senior Associate, The Young Foundation) and David Gibertson (Former Tottenham Police Chief, Deputy Commissioner at Scotland Yard, and now retired HM Inspector of Constabulary, Author of "The Strange Death of Constable George Dixon - Why the police have stopped Policing")
Saturday 14 Jan at 4pm SOLD OUT - RETURNS ONLY
Saturday 14 Jan at 8pm SOLD OUT - RETURNS ONLY
The performance is accompanied by over 60 amazing large scale photographs taken by professional local journalist and photographer Don Omope - who spent 12 hours documenting the riots in Tottenham around the corner from his home. As a local resident and eye witness, he says "That night I felt the pain of Tottenham."
PREMIUM TICKET OFFER
A limited number of Premium Tickets are available for most performances. For £25 you get one of 23 "Best Seats in The House" - free programme, plus free pre-show, interval, and post show refreshments. And you help to aid the valuable work of Bernie Grant Arts Centre.