Shebeen

Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, London

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When:Event passed!
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Mon 1st Jan 2018

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Where:Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, London E15 1BN
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Tuesday-Saturday: 19:30 Saturday: 14:30
Admission:£10-£32

About the event

‘Do you think dreams are wasted on people like us?’

It’s a hot and humid summer in 1958 St Anns, Nottingham. Tempers are flaring and Teddy Boys are on the march. Jamaican couple Pearl and George are helping Caribbean migrants to cut loose by hosting a forbidden party at their Shebeen. Pearl has dreams of opening a restaurant on the Wells Road. George, a retired boxer, has hung his dreams next to his gloves. A young interracial couple are falling in love and figuring out how to be together.

As tensions mount on a night filled with rum, calypso and dancing, and with the Shebeen under threat from the police, everyone is forced to confront the uncomfortable truths their relationships are built upon.

Specially commissioned by Nottingham Playhouse, Shebeen invites you to a party you never knew existed. This world premiere by Nottingham Writer, Mufaro Makubika, shines a light on a community under siege and the sacrifices made for love.

Shebeen is the WINNER of the Alfred Fagon Best New Play of the Year award!

Official Link: http://www.stratfordeast.com/shebeen



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