The Political History of Smack and crack

Listed by: Bristol Old Vic
Contact: Bristol Old Vic (Email)

Written by  Ed Edwards

“2am, 8 th July, 1981, all the major cities of England burn.”

The night of the riots. That night should change everything.

Tracing their own lives from the epicentre of the riots in 1981 to their present-day survival on the streets of Manchester, Mandy and Neil chronicle the fallout for communities crushed by the heroin epidemic at the height of Thatcherism.

Winner of Summerhall’s Lustrum Award in 2018 and finalist in Theatre503’s Play Writing Award 2017, The Political History of Smack and Crack is a riotous and tender portrayal of two life-long addicts, shot through with home truths about the road to recovery.

An Offstage Theatre, Most Wanted and Alastair Michael production.

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