Mules by Winsome Pinnock
10-20 Nov 2021

Tower Theatre

Mules by Winsome Pinnock
Mules by Winsome Pinnock

Directed by Landé Belo 

“Wanted: Women to traffic drugs. That’s the job. There’s cash, international travel a chance to make it big. Risks include violence betrayal incarceration death.”

Set in 1996, Mules is a ‘no holds barred’ tale of disparate (and at times, desperate) young women who get caught up in the international drug trade as “mules” (drug couriers), whether as a means of escaping poverty or as a way to acquire wealth and power in a world where they are excluded. Set across multiple locations, from a market in Kingston, Jamaica to plush London hotels, Mules is a powerful indictment on society’s attitude to those who have been marginalised. Mules was commissioned by Clean Break Theatre Company and premiered at the Royal Court Upstairs in April 1996. Winsome Pinnock is an award-winning British playwright, described in The Guardian as “the godmother of black British playwrights”.

Winsome Pinnock will be available for an exclusive Q&A at the Tower Theatre! It will take place immediately after the matinée performance on Saturday 13th November (from around 4.30 to 5.30). To attend the Q&A make sure you purchase your ticket now for the matinée performance on 13th November – do not delay, this performance will be sold out!

NEED TO KNOW: Mules by Winsome Pinnock is at Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington from 10-20 Nov 2021