Very belatedly, The Umbrella Organisation welcomes the Tricycle Theatre.
In recent years, the Tricycle has been THE leading London theatre for political drama. in 1996 it won a Special Award at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for its "pioneering political work". It has reconstructed the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry "The Colour of Justice", presented scenes from the Hutton Inquiry "Justifying War", presented "Guantanamo", and presented a seven-hour trilogy of plays about Afghanistan "The Great Game". Very sadly, their Artistic Director, Nicolas Kent, is leaving after the current season. So, NOW is the time to experience the Tricycle at its best.
‘Britain’s leading political playhouse’ The Times
‘The Tricycle consistently punches above its small size and has become known as something of a powerhouse for political theatre and verbatim inquiry plays’ The Guardian
The Tricycle are here:http://www.tricycle.co.uk/
It has not opened yet but I am recommending The Riots by Gillian Slovo.
Photo credit: Lewis Whyld/PA
Cut and pasted from the Tricycle website:
The Government has so far refused a Public Inquiry into the riots that shook our cities this Summer, so the Tricycle is mounting its own.
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.
For more details, follow the link:http://www.tricycle.co.uk/current-programme-pages/theatre/theatre-programme-main/the-riots/