Jerome Holder puts in a remarkable and spine tingling performance as the young Callie. Powerful, engaging, troubling and brilliantly performed, this is a play for our time.”
South London Press
A fat-free plot, solid cast and fluid, stylish direction...this is pacy, gripping stuff.”
A story of black and white that makes room for shades of grey...an atmospheric, effective show ”
A sincere plea to the police”
The Sunday Times
Anne, beautifully played by Caroline Guthrie ”
Very, very strong, very very timely...people should see Stop Search ”
Henry Bonsu of Colourful Radio and Vox Africa's Shoot The Messenger
This is a story about the impact of police Stop and Search powers; of the tense drama young people must play out in the public space. It's all over the news but how does it feel to be right in the thick of it?
Two happy families are thrown together by celebration and disaster. Parents... black parents, white parents... want to see their children thrive, grow up and live the good life. Tonight Dianne and Ivan discover how little they understand of son Callie's journey into the adult world. Ann and Mick must also learn that their hard work and public service are not enough to protect their family.
Free ticket for teachers with every 10 students on group bookings. Discounted £8 per student ticket price.
Free education packs with lesson plans will be sent to teachers attending the play, thoroughly linked to the play and Key Stages 3 & 4 curriculum. These packs have been developed by an experienced teacher and a senior lecturer at the London School of Economics to support the play and are aimed at those working with young people in various forums. Packs have been designed around the Citizenship Programme Key Stages 3 and 4, with additional packs intended for use in youth work settings and colleges.
BBC London 94.9 - interview with Renée Castle and Mike Shiner (available on BBC iPlayer until Sunday 29 April)
London SE6 4RU
Find out more about stop and search at www.stop-watch.org.
Thanks to the generous support of the Open Society Foundations.