12 September, 12pm, 1.30pm, 4pm, 6pm
Type: Spectacle, Theatre
846 Live is a co-production with Theatre Royal Stratford East and the Royal Docks Team in response to the murder of George Floyd on 25 May 2020.
This brutal murder ignited a global surge of anger and pain. From the Windrush scandal to the Grenfell Tower tragedy, racist oppression is very much alive in the UK.
In June 2020, Theatre Royal Stratford East worked with a group of Black and Asian writers, led by Roy Williams, to respond artistically to George Floyd’s murder and the Black Lives Matter Movement, creating an audio play 846 – a collection of standalone short pieces exploring racial inequality and oppression. The stories, all unique, span a breadth of themes and emotions, from tragic to angry, to frightening and even funny. Together they form a powerful tapestry of voices.
846 Live draws on those stories, bringing together a selection of the plays to form an arresting outdoor performance.
Please note that some of the plays contain strong language and may contain upsetting themes around murder, racism and racial violence that some audience members may find upsetting. Recommended age guidance 14+
General Release tickets available from Thursday 6 August at 12 noon
There is level access to the performance locations.
A priority area for disabled audiences will be marked with a sign or flag. Space for wheelchair users, and a variety of seating options will be available. GDIF volunteers will offer directions from the nearest station.
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Large-print and Easy Read versions of the festival brochure will be available to download in advance or to pick up on the day.
An Audio brochure and BSL interpreted brochure will be available online.
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible | Audio Described | BSL interpreted | Captioned Performance
BSL interpreted and Captioned performances will take place at 4pm and 6pm
Where to find it
846 Live will be performed at RDLAC Sports Court, North Woolwich, Albert Rd, London E16 2JB.
About the company
Theatre Royal Stratford East makes theatre both for, and inspired by, our community in Newham, East London.
“We continue the political and revolutionary ethos of our founder Joan Littlewood as a leading London theatre and civic hub for East London. We are driven by our art, inclusive and bold. We tell stories that provoke discourse about the world we live in and our place within it.”
846 Live is supported by the Royal Docks Team.
The Royal Docks Enterprise Zone is a joint project between the Mayor of London, the London Borough of Newham, led by Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz, and the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP). It has the potential to deliver 35,000 jobs, 4,000 new homes and more than £5 billion of inward investment by 2037/38. As London’s only Enterprise Zone, the Royal Docks has a special government designation that means new business rates in the Zone are reserved and reinvested into the area. This has enabled plans for £314 million of investment into the area over the next 5 years to revive the area as a distinctive location for business and culture.
With thanks to Royal Docks Learning and Activity Centre.