(Natalie Woolman’s article appeared in Stage, 9/22.)
Nicolas Kent is to direct a play about the riots as part of his final season as artistic director of the Tricycle Theatre.
The play, by Gillian Slovo, is based on evidence about the disturbances that occurred earlier this year, including tweets, police accounts and interviews with politicians, community leaders, victims and onlookers about how and why they happened.
Kent and Slovo both worked on Guantanamo – Honor Bound to Defend Freedom, which was performed in the Houses of Parliament and Capitol Hill in Washington as well as at the Tricycle and in the West End.
‘Guantanamo – Honor Bound to Defend Freedom’ is part of 'Acts of War: Iraq and Afghanistan in Seven Plays' from Northwestern University Press; two works from ‘The Great Game: Afghanistan,’ commissioned by Kent and Tricycle, are also included: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0810127326/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=stagvoic-20&camp=14573&creative=327641&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=0810127326&adid=13DHV8Q8SV3FH1CCK4XV&