Nottingham Playhouse in association with Theatre Royal Stratford East

Shebeen

By Mufaro Makubika

Friday 1 - Saturday 16 June 2018

Main House - Tickets: £37.50 - £8.50

Suitable for ages 12+

Details

Winner of the 2017 Alfred Fagon Award


“Do you think dreams are wasted on people like us?”

It’s a hot and humid summer in 1958 St Ann’s, Nottingham. Tempers are flaring and Teddy Boys are on the march.

Jamaican couple Pearl and George are helping Caribbean migrants to cut loose by hosting a forbidden party at their Shebeen.

Pearl has dreams of opening a restaurant on the Wells Road. George, a retired boxer, has hung his dreams next to his gloves. A young interracial couple are falling in love and figuring out how to be together.

As tensions mount on a night filled with rum, calypso and dancing, and with the Shebeen under threat from the police, everyone is forced to confront the uncomfortable truths their relationships are built upon.

Specially commissioned by Nottingham Playhouse, Shebeen invites you to a party you never knew existed. This world premiere by Nottingham writer, Mufaro Makubika, shines a light on a community under siege and the sacrifices made for love.

Starring Karl Collins in the role of George.

Starring Martina Laird in the role of Pearl.

Post-Show Discussion – Thursday 7 June

Schools Tickets

School tickets are £12 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased.
Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.
Take a look at our range of wraparound workshops and sessions for your school in connection with Shebeen.

Groups Tickets

Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on tickets (subject to availability). Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Access


We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production.
Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services.
Find out more on our Access page.

Creative Team

Writer Mufaro Makubika
Director Matthew Xia
Designer Grace Smart
Lighting Designer Ciarán Cunningham
Sound Designer/Composer Richard Hammarton
Movement Director Rachael Nanyonjo
Dramaturg Kirsty Patrick Ward
Casting Director Sarah Bird CDG
Casting Director Sophie Parrott CDG

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Dates & Times

Shebeen - Fri 1 Jun 7:30pm Fri 1 Jun Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £8.50 Book Now
Shebeen - Sat 2 Jun 7:30pm Sat 2 Jun Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £8.50 Book Now
Shebeen - Mon 4 Jun 7:30pm Mon 4 Jun Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £8.50 Book Now
Shebeen - Tue 5 Jun 7:00pm Tue 5 Jun Main House 7:00pm Press Night £37.50 - £8.50 Book Now
Shebeen - Wed 6 Jun 7:30pm Wed 6 Jun Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £8.50 Book Now
Shebeen - Thu 7 Jun 1:30pm Thu 7 Jun Main House 1:30pm £37.50 - £8.50 Book Now
Shebeen - Thu 7 Jun 7:30pm Thu 7 Jun Main House 7:30pm Post Show Talk £37.50 - £8.50 Book Now
Shebeen - Fri 8 Jun 7:30pm Fri 8 Jun Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £8.50 Book Now
Shebeen - Sat 9 Jun 2:30pm Sat 9 Jun Main House 2:30pm £37.50 - £8.50 Book Now
Shebeen - Sat 9 Jun 7:30pm Sat 9 Jun Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £8.50 Book Now
Shebeen - Tue 12 Jun 7:30pm Tue 12 Jun Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £8.50 Book Now
Shebeen - Wed 13 Jun 7:30pm Wed 13 Jun Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £8.50 Book Now
Shebeen - Thu 14 Jun 1:30pm Thu 14 Jun Main House 1:30pm £37.50 - £8.50 Book Now
Shebeen - Thu 14 Jun 7:30pm Thu 14 Jun Main House 7:30pm Audio Described Performance £37.50 - £8.50 Book Now
Shebeen - Fri 15 Jun 7:30pm Fri 15 Jun Main House 7:30pm Sign Interpreted £37.50 - £8.50 Book Now
Shebeen - Sat 16 Jun 2:30pm Sat 16 Jun Main House 2:30pm Captioned Performance Audio Described Performance £37.50 - £8.50 Book Now
Shebeen - Sat 16 Jun 7:30pm Sat 16 Jun Main House 7:30pm £37.50 - £8.50 Book Now

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