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+
We’re thrilled to announce that the production has received an Offie nomination for best production in the IDEA category: Innovative/Devised/Experiential/Atypical theatre.
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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.
Blue badge parking
Limited parking spaces available on site. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your Registration plate and performance time to book a space.
If you have any access questions, please contact:
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Access content will be available online via your mobile phone. Please bring a charging pack if you are concerned about battery use.
Large-print and Easy Read versions of the festival brochure will be available to download in advance or to pick up on the day.
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, Albert Rd, Royal Docks London E16 2JB.
Local Parking: Parking on site is limited to the community centre users, blue badge parking and production.
There is bicycle parking available on site via bike racks at the community centre.
King George V is the nearest DLR station to site. It is a 5 minute walk from site.
Woolwich Ferry and Woolwich Foot Tunnel North are a 10 minute walk from the venue.
The nearest bus stop is St Johns Church (Stop D, Stop ID: 74007) located on Albert Road. Routes 473 and 474serve this stop and it is a 1 minute walk from site.
RDLAC Sports Court
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.”
Cast and Creative Team
IC3 by Nathaniel Martello-White, performed by Ira Mandela Siobhan featuring voice recording from Kirsty Bushell
Suck. Your. Mum. by Nathan Powell, performed by Ira Mandela Siobhan
Say Their Names by Sumerah Srivastav, performed by Michael Elcock
My Part by Selina Thompson, performed by Doreene Blackstock, Michael Elcock, Judith Jacob, Tonderai Munyevu, Cherrelle Skeete and Leo Wringer
846 Live is accompanied by a DJ Set by Xana.
846 Live is co-produced 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.