Have you heard about The Riots at the V&A?
Not real riots, silly. Duh. No, it’s a screening of The Riots (2011) in the Hochhauser Auditorium at the V&A, tomorrow at 2pm.
National Video Archive of Performance presents “The Riots” | the V&A | Sunday 17th June 2012 @ 2pm | FREE – email firstname.lastname@example.org to book
In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of NVAP, the V&A has been hosting a programme of screenings, ranging from classic plays to West-End hits, from pantomimes and musicals to physical theatre and new writing. Each screening is introduced by a member of the original production or a V&A curator.
The final screening on Sunday 17th June is “The Riots”, written by Gillian Slovo and directed by Nicolas Kent, recorded at The Tricycle Theatre in December 2011.
Here’s what the Tricycle Theatre has to say about “The Riots”:
When the Government originally refused a Public Inquiry into the riots that shook our cities this Summer, the Tricycle mounted its own.
From tweets by taxi drivers, to moment-by-moment accounts by riot police, The Riots builds a real-time picture of events as they unfolded. And then, from interviews with politicians, police, teachers, lawyers, community leaders, as well as victims and on-lookers, we analyse 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.
There you go then, that’s your Sunday afternoon sorted.