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This politically vibrant drama is quite the epitome of bold theatre that reflects on antagonism in contemporary Britain. This edge-of-your-seat play, written by Gabriel Gbadamosi deeply reflects on several issues that plague society even today.

Why Watch Stop and Search

This bold production holds a magnificent cast that seamlessly depicts social issues in 90-minutes. Set in a tense, political climate, the play explores themes of cultural identity and police state corruption. A must-watch for those who love good political narratives.

The Story

During a time a political tension, the play follows a young cabbie who picks up a young male hitchhiker who is making his way across Europe. Two plainclothes policemen trigger a series of events that lead to a debate on corruption and cultural identity. When a surveillance case is investigated, a truly grim reflection of society is portrayed on stage that is bound to move its audience.

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Fans of political dramas | Fans of contemporary British stories

Critics Reviews

Gbadamosi’s 90-minute piece sounds as though it might be about knife crime, but has a broader subject: the suspicions and antagonism that pervade contemporary Britain.
The Standard UK

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Show Details

Show Timings

Mon - Fri 8:00 PM
Sat 3:30 PM & 8:00 PM


Leading Roles
Muncashe Chirisa as Akim
Tyler Luke Cunningham as Lee
Shaun Mason as Tel
David Kirkbride as Tone
and Jessye Romeo as Bev

Written by
Gabriel Gbadamosi

Important Information
Please note: the access lift at the Arcola Theatre is currently out of order- for additional information please call the box office.

Additional Information


Available Facilities
In-house bar

The Arcola Theatre has a seating capacity of 197.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

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You will receive an email with your voucher. You may display your voucher on your mobile phone. Please carry a valid photo ID for identification.

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