Casting announced for world premiere of Stop and Search at the Arcola Theatre
In a tense political climate, Stop and Search explores the relationship between identities and the way people police each other. The story concerns a driver picking up a young man, who is in the middle of crossing Europe. When police officers are investigating a surveillance case at the same time, the conversations around police and identity escalate.
The cast for Stop and Search includes Munashe Chirisa as Akim, with previous theatre credits including Doctor Faustus at Duke of York’s Theatre. The rest of the cast is made up of Tyler Luke Cunningham (Lee), David Kirkbride (Tone), Shaun Mason (Tel) and Jessye Romeo (Bev).
Stop and Search is written by the award-winning writer Gabriel Gbadamosi, an Irish-Nigerian poet who will have his work performed in London for the first time. Arcola Theatre's artistic director Mehmet Ergen will direct the production, with previous theatre credits including King Lear at Southwark Playhouse and many shows for Arcola Theatre, including Richard III and The Cherry Orchard.
The Daughter-in-Law will also play at the Arcola Theatre in 2019. Following a sold-out first run, and three Off West End award nominations, The Daughter-in-Law is a play by D.H. Lawrence which tells of the struggles of a young married couple against the troubles of a striking community around them.