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The Riots Gillian Slovo

The Riots By Gillian Slovo

The Riots by Gillian Slovo


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A real-time picture of London's 2011 summer riots as they unfolded, told by the many voices affected by the riots.

The Riots Summary

The Riots by Gillian Slovo

The Government has so far refused a Public Inquiry into the riots that shook our cities this Summer, so the Tricycle is mounting its own. This verbatim play builds a real-time picture of the riots as they unfolded. And then, from interviews with politicians, police, teachers, lawyers, community leaders, as well as victims and on-lookers, The Riots analyses what happened, why it happened, and what we should do towards making a better future for ourselves and our city. Astonishing stories and equally astonishing conclusions told by the many voices that have been stirred up by the riots.

The Riots Reviews

The play offers a bold panorama of civil disaffection... There is a density of detail that is compelling... There's plenty of evidence of emotion: adrenaline highs and the stomach-churning fears of the police and victims of arson...a good story which has the smoky smell of truth... The Riots is both an enthralling discussion and a powerful reminder of the anger boiling up in society today. - Arts Desk Gillian Slovo organises the collected spoken evidence with skilful, illuminating insight... this is important, pertinent theatre - The Stage A thought provoking and admirably even-handed play on the subject. -The Telegraph
The play offers a bold panorama of civil disaffection There is a density of detail that is compelling There's plenty of evidence of emotion: adrenaline highs and the stomach-churning fears of the police and victims of arson a good story which has the smoky smell of truth... The Riots is both an enthralling discussion and a powerful reminder of the anger boiling up in society today. Arts Desk Gillian Slovo organises the collected spoken evidence with skilful, illuminating insight this is important, pertinent theatre The Stage A thought provoking and admirably even-handed play on the subject. The Telegraph

About Gillian Slovo

Gillian Slovo was born in South Africa and lives in London. She is the author of ten novels and a family memoir, Every Secret Thing. Of her last two novels; Red Dust, winner of the RFI temoin du monde prize in France, has been made into a film; and Ice Road has been shortlisted for the Orange prize. Previous plays include verbatim play Guantanamo: Honour Bound to Defend Freedom, published & performed to great acclaim.

Additional information

GOR006492258
9781849431996
184943199X
The Riots by Gillian Slovo
Used - Like New
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20111115
64
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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