Presented By GDIF & Actors Touring Company in support of the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation

The Architect

Dates and London locations to be announced in June

Duration: TBC

Tickets: Will go on sale in June

The Architect is an immersive theatrical journey through time and a city conceived by Mojisola Adebayo, Roy Williams and Matthew Xia, and created with a collective of leading Black artists including Bola Agbaje, Dexter Flanders, Vanessa Macauley and XANA.

Audiences will travel aboard an iconic red bus and be transported across South-East London. This new production asks how we create a blueprint for the future, three decades after the senseless murder of Stephen Lawrence.

Produced by Actors Touring Comapny and GDIF, in association with the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation.

“The Architect’ is a powerful example of how storytelling can create empathy, understanding and hope in communities, and we are so proud that Stephen’s legacy is being supported by GDIF, Matthew Xia and the Actors Touring Company as they bring this important production to life.”
– Jessica Neil, Chief Executive of the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation 

About the  Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation

Stephen Lawrence Day is an opportunity for people, communities, and organisations to come together and honour Stephen’s life and legacy, stand up against discrimination in our daily lives, and work towards a more hopeful tomorrow. Through reflection, learning, and action, we can inspire change and create a better future for the next generation.

They work work in:

To inspire children to dream freely without barriers and to realise the importance of learning to attaining those dreams

To support and create new connections within all types of communities

To give marginalised young people access to professional opportunities across a wide range of sectors and industries

Their impact

The Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation is committed to creating a fairer society in which all young people, regardless of their background, have the opportunity to flourish. By providing mentoring, coaching, work experience opportunities, and bursaries for education and training, the Foundation broadens young people’s view of what’s possible, and creates pathways into education and career opportunities which might not otherwise be open to them. The Foundation empowers young people with the knowledge, skills, and qualifications they need to pursue the career of their choice, and supports them to progress along their chosen path.

Supported by

The Architect is presented in support of the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation.

The Architect at GDIF 2023 is supported by The Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Greenwich Festivals and Arts Council England.

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