Mad Blud: A London Story, at Theatre Royal Stratford East

Mad Blud: A London Story, created and directed by Philip Osment, at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, in east London, from 18 to 28 May 2011.

Verbatim theatre confronting knife crime. Explores the effects of knife culture. Using words taken from interviews with victims, families, police, perpetrators, teachers and people on the street. The actors are fed their scripts through an MP3 player earpiece; they hear the real voices that have been recorded, telling their stories with an unblinking and nonjudgmental immediacy.

Cast includes Dwayne Hutchinson, Cary Crankson, Anna-Maria Nabirye, Divian Ladwa.

Designed by Miriam Nabarro, sound by Matthew Xia .

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