By Barrie Keeffe
Co- Production with the Young Vic
Set on the eve of the Thatcher victory in 1979, this revival of Barrie Keeffe’s classic coincides with the upcoming general election of 2010.
The sus laws made it legal for police to stop and search anyone – purely on suspicion.
Election night 1979. Two detectives on the graveyard shift in an East London police station place bets on which party will win. Delroy is brought in ‘on suspicion’. The interrogation takes all night. The country wakes up to a new Conservative government.
Sus is a powerful and politicised cry against the still-current threat of institutional racism. Keeffe pulls no punches with his depiction of a corrupt world which looks all too familiar today.
Karn Simon Armstrong
Delroy Clint Dyer
Wilby Laurence Spellman
Director Gbolahan Obisesan
Designer Chloe Lamford
Lighting Design Anna Watson
Sound Design Donato Wharton
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (28 & 29 April 2010)
Curve, Leicester (04 May – 08 May 2010)
The Broadway, Barking (14 & 15 May 2010)
Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park (20 & 21 May 2010)
Birmingham Repertory Theatre (25 – 29 May 2010)
Pulse Festival, New Wolsey Studio
Ipswich (01 & 02 June 2010)
The Martin Harris Centre,
Manchester (04 June 2010)
Young Vic, London (08 – 26 June 2010)