May 16, 2012

Ed has been shooting a project in Northern Europe recently and has had the pleasure of working with Rebekah Delsol who co-produced this important piece of theatre, Stop Search.


Black people are stopped and searched at 7 times the rate of white people – but what’s the story behind the statistics?
“Stop Search” is a new play exploring the issue of stop and search, focusing on the devastating impact the practice can have on individuals and their families. This play draws on the tradition of theatre driving social change such as  “Sus” and “Cathy Come Home”, which both drew attention to pressing social justice issues in the 1970s and 80s, and resulted in legislative change. Produced by the Present Theatre company in association with StopWatch, the stop and search action group, the play is written by Dominic J. Taylor, who has previously worked at Brixton Prison and the Ministry of Justice. The production brings together a talented and experienced international creative team which has previously worked on productions including Warhorse, Evita, An Ideal Husband and It’s a Wonderful Life. The play also features music from talented young music producers Daniel Adeyemi and Mister Manga. Don’t miss out on this ground-breaking new production.

Ticket information is available here: http://broadwaytheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/126523764/events

More information on the play is available here: http://www.stopsearch.co.uk/

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