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Shebeen Tickets

Theatre Royal Stratford East, London
Inspired by the Windrush generation and set in the writer’s hometown of Nottingham, Shebeen shines a light on a community under siege.

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It’s a hot, humid summer in 1958. Tempers are flaring and Teddy Boys are on the march. Jamaican couple Pearl and George are helping Caribbean migrants to cut loose at their Shebeen – a forbidden party where drinks flow, music plays, food is plentiful, and carefree attitudes roam.
 
On a night fuelled by rum, calypso and dancing, the Shebeen is under threat from the police, and as tensions build everyone is forced to confront some uncomfortable truths.
 
Inspired by the Windrush generation and set in the writer’s hometown of Nottingham, Shebeen shines a light on a community under siege.
 
Theatre Royal Stratford East alumnus Matthew Xia returns to direct Mufaro Makubika’s new play, winner of Alfred Fagon Award.


Additional Information

Age restriction

14+ (some strong language and violent scenes)

Running time

Roughly 2 hours 5 minutes including an interval

Performance dates

27 June 2018 - 7 July 2018

Venue Information

Theatre Royal Stratford EastGerry Raffles Square, London, E15 1BN