15 year-old Reece is roughly accosted by the police outside M&S. His young, Black teacher Gillian witnesses it all - but she doesn’t question or intervene in the disturbing scene that plays out.
As the hard and wet gravel embosses Reece’s face and the policeman’s knee digs into his back, his teacher stands frozen, with fears for her own safety engulfing her mind.
The consequences of her lack of action erupt the following day. Gillian finds herself locked in a classroom with her angry student. With no clear intent, Reece refuses to relinquish the key. He wants her to feel the irreversible breakdown of trust. He wants her to pay - and to know his pain.
A gripping tussle of power and an urgent interrogation of racial identity, written by emerging playwright Nana-Kofi Kufuor and directed by Dermot Daly.
We will be touring The Difference Engine with the show - a tool that allows d/Deaf audiences to read performance captions on their phone. There’s some information about it here: differenceengineaccess.wordpress.com.
Suitable for ages 14+
This show contains graphic and racially sensitive language.
About The Holbeck
The Holbeck is a community club that welcomes everyone, run by Slung Low.
Our address is The Holbeck, Jenkinson Lawn, Holbeck, LS119QX
This show is “Pay What You Decide” - you decide how much to pay after you have taken part.
The show has a limited capacity, so if you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing [email protected] to ensure we don’t turn others away unnecessarily.
Please note that the venue is cash only.
Please note that this event will be inside and in accordance with the social distance requirements.
If you would like to discuss your access requirements, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0113 2260808.
The street immediately around the club is permit-holders only but there’s permit free parking on Holbeck Moor Road, which is the road that runs alongside the park just down the road.