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16 Apr
A Day at The Racists

A stunning new piece of political theatre from award-winning playwright Andres Lustgarten. A Day at The Racists is a devastatingly timely examination of the rise of the BNP in London set in Barking. Pete Case used to be a leading Labour Party organiser in the local car factories and now he struggles to get by. His son Mark can’t get a job or onto the housing list, and nobody seems to care.

Pete finds unexpected hope: Gina a young, mixed race lady and standing for Parliament on a platform of helping the local community. She is standing for the British National party.

As Pete’s rage and despair gradually overcome his longstanding loathing of the BNP, he is drawn into the world of Gina’s campaign and finds himself entangled in a nightmare of political machinations that pit his closest relationships against his longest-held beliefs.

A uniquely brave and perceptive piece of theatre that both attempts to understand why people might be drawn to the BNP and diagnoses the deeper cause of that attraction – the political abandonment and betrayal of the working class by New Labour. The play stars Zaraah Abrahams from Coronation Street, Thusitha Jayasundera, Holby City and The Bill and Julian Littman.

Time: 7.30pm
Address: The Broadway, Barking IG11 7LS
Info: www.thebroadwaybarking.com

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