Date(s) - 21/05/2019 - 25/05/2019
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blue Elephant Theatre
A new play about knife crime and being young in London today
In a city experiencing a three month heatwave, England’s best World Cup since the 90s and the highest number of knife-crime killings in ten years, we focus on Michael, a young black male who has just finished his first year of college. The summer is about football, video games and parties – and pretending results day isn’t looming. One night will change that, and leave Michael wondering what justice is if the system can’t provide it…
Inspired by true events, Justice is an un-sensationalised look at knife crime behind the headlines and flashing lights. Writer and Director, Rees Jenkins, says, “When theatre is a reflection on society, raising awareness of pressing issues is the most important thing a theatre-maker can do today.”
Justice is produced by Wooden Arrow, a production company which creates work to expose unseen perspectives and create a network for emerging artists across the industry.