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Theatre Royal Stratford East is an award-winning theatre in the heart of East London. Listen to the Stratford East Podcast here.

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Theatre Royal Stratford East is an award-winning theatre in the heart of East London. Listen to the Stratford East Podcast here.

    Stratford East Podcast - Episode 14 - Spotlight on Freelancers: Ben Quashie

    Stratford East Podcast - Episode 14 - Spotlight on Freelancers: Ben Quashie

    Spotlight on Freelancers
    We're chatting to director and producer Ben Quashie about his route into the arts. Ben is Artistic Director of Nuu Theatre and Assistant Producer at English Touring Theatre.

    See more from our Spotlight series on our Blog - www.stratfordeast.com/blog

    • 40 min
    846 - Episode 3: The effects of racism on mental health

    846 - Episode 3: The effects of racism on mental health

    On Mon 25 May 2020, a police officer in Minneapolis killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.

    This brutal murder ignited a global surge of anger and pain. An ocean away, from the Windrush scandal to the Grenfell Tower tragedy, racist oppression is very much alive in the UK.

    Acclaimed playwright Roy Williams brought together 14 writers to respond artistically to George Floyd’s murder and the Black Lives Matter Movement. From this came 846 – a collection of short pieces. Each is a standalone exploration of racial inequality and oppression, but together they form a powerful tapestry of voices.

    846 is directed by Ola Ince and features a soundscape by Donato Wharton.

    Please note that 846 contains very strong language and discusses themes some may find sensitive or upsetting.

    846 has been supported by the Royal Docks Team.

    In this episode:
    SUCK. YOUR. MUM. by Nathan Powell, performed by Kevin Harvey
    THE TIME WHEN by Ishy Din, performed by Shane Zaza
    TRIGGERED by Clint Dyer, performed by Clint Dyer
    MY PART by Selina Thompson, performed by Jude Akuwudike, Doreene Blackstock, Carlos Byles, Dona Croll, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Martina Laird, Rebekah Murrell

    • 28 min
    846 - Episode 2: Police Brutality

    846 - Episode 2: Police Brutality

    On Mon 25 May 2020, a police officer in Minneapolis killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.

    This brutal murder ignited a global surge of anger and pain. An ocean away, from the Windrush scandal to the Grenfell Tower tragedy, racist oppression is very much alive in the UK.

    Acclaimed playwright Roy Williams brought together 14 writers to respond artistically to George Floyd’s murder and the Black Lives Matter Movement. From this came 846 – a collection of short pieces. Each is a standalone exploration of racial inequality and oppression, but together they form a powerful tapestry of voices.

    846 is directed by Ola Ince and features a soundscape by Donato Wharton.

    Please note that 846 contains very strong language and discusses themes some may find sensitive or upsetting.

    846 has been supported by the Royal Docks Team.

    In this episode:
    I WITNESSED A MURDER by Eddie Botsio, performed by Tamara Lawrence
    IC3 by Nathaniel Martello-White, performed by Kirsty Bushell
    FONG LEE by David K.S. Tse, performed by Tuyen Do
    COP by Avril E. Russell, performed by Cherrelle Skeete
    SAY THEIR NAMES by Sumerah Srivastav, performed by Will Edgerton

    • 40 min
    846 - Episode 1: Growing up in racist Britain

    846 - Episode 1: Growing up in racist Britain

    On Mon 25 May 2020, a police officer in Minneapolis killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.

    This brutal murder ignited a global surge of anger and pain. An ocean away, from the Windrush scandal to the Grenfell Tower tragedy, racist oppression is very much alive in the UK.

    Acclaimed playwright Roy Williams brought together 14 writers to respond artistically to George Floyd’s murder and the Black Lives Matter Movement. From this came 846 – a collection of short pieces. Each is a standalone exploration of racial inequality and oppression, but together they form a powerful tapestry of voices.

    846 is directed by Ola Ince and features a soundscape by Donato Wharton.

    Please note that 846 contains very strong language and discusses themes some may find sensitive or upsetting.

    846 has been supported by the Royal Docks Team.

    In this episode:
    8 MINUTES 46 SECONDS by Roy Williams, performed by Elijah Ansah
    SYRITA by Carol Russell, performed by Carol Russell
    THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED by Lettie Precious, performed by Jade Anouka
    I CAN BREATHE BUT I DON’T by Samina Baig, performed by Stephanie Street
    SHEHE by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, performed by Paapa Essiedu

    • 20 min
    THE REVIVAL, Episode 1 - THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III

    THE REVIVAL, Episode 1 - THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III

    THE REVIVAL is a brand new, digital documentary series created by Nottingham Playhouse and Theatre Royal Stratford East. Each episode explores a different production and gives audiences a new perspective of the work.

    In this first episode, Artistic Directors Adam Penford and Nadia Fall chat to some of the team from Nottingham Playhouse's landmark 2018 production The Madness of George III, which went on to become the theatre's best-selling show to date and was broadcast via NT Live.

    Hear from cast members Mark Gatiss, Adrian Scarborough, Debra Gillet, Sara Powell and Adam Karim, alongside Professor of History, Arthur Burns, who provided insight during the rehearsal process for the production.

    • 41 min
    Stratford East Podcast - Episode 13 - I Think We Are Alone

    Stratford East Podcast - Episode 13 - I Think We Are Alone

    I THINK WE ARE ALONE - Tue 28 Feb - Sat 21 Mar 2020

    We had a chat with I THINK WE ARE ALONE cast members Chizzy Akudolu and Andy Turner about the ups and downs of working as actors.

    Frantic Assembly's new play, written by Sally Abbott and co-directed by Kathy Burke and Scott Graham, runs at Stratford East until Sat 21 Mar.

    • 26 min

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