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Shebeen archive'Do you think dreams are wasted on people like us?' It's a hot and humid summer in 1958 St Anns, Nottingham. Tempers are flaring and Teddy Boys are on the march. Jamaican couple Pearl and George are helping Caribbean migrants to cut loose by hosting a forbidden party at their Shebeen. Pearl has dreams of opening a restaurant on the Wells Road. George, a retired boxer, has hung his dreams next to his gloves. A young interracial couple are falling in love and figuring out how to be together. As tensions mount on a night filled with rum, calypso and dancing, and with the Shebeen under threat from the police, everyone is forced to confront the uncomfortable truths their relationships are built upon.

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Author: Mufaro Makubika

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Archive listings for Shebeen (2018)

Work type: Play.

T368549298

Company Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company. Director Matthew Xia. Design Grace Smart. Lighting Ciaran Cunningham. Sound Richard Hammarton. Music Richard Hammarton. Performer Karl Collins (George). Performer Martina Laird. Performer Adam Rojko-Vega (Constable Reed / Robert Dunne). Performer Chloe Harris (Mary). Performer Danielle Walters (Gayle). Performer Hazel Ellerby (Mrs Clark). Performer Hazel Ellerby (Mrs Clark). Performer Karl Haynes (Sergeant Williams). Performer Rolan Bell (Earnest). Performer Theo Solomon (Linford).
20 Jun 18 to 7 Jul 18Theatre Royal Stratford East, Outer London :: V337
listing details L391603818
1 Jun 18 to 16 Jun 18Playhouse, Nottingham :: V457
listing details L01298899740

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