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Custody

Date: 28 March – 8 April 2017
Venue: Ovalhouse, 52-54 Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SW
Tickets: Click here



"electric and affecting" - Reviews Hub (Click here)

"storytelling at its best" - Theatre Weekly (Click here)

"Literally Amazing" - The London Economic (Click here)



ANOTHER YOUNG BLACK MAN DIES IN POLICE CUSTODY. 
APPARENTLY, NO ONE IS TO BLAME.


“There was a bit of a scuffle and I’m sorry to say, he passed away.”

You didn’t pass anywhere.
Your throat was constricted,
your face held down
hands cuffed behind your back
bones breaking in your neck
eyes rolling up in your head
You didn’t pass away,
you didn’t die, you weren’t killed unlawfully. 
You were murdered.



When a young black man, Brian, dies in police custody, it sends shock waves across the community. Reeling from his death, Brian’s family struggle to make sense of their loss, whilst pursuing a lengthy court battle to find justice.

Inspired by creator Urban Wolf's own experiences with the police, this stark and timely new play explores how young black men are slipping through the cracks in society. How do you fight for justice in a system where nobody is on your side?


“I don’t know if the police are here to protect me or kill me – that’s the reality for black men in Britain” 


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