The Political History of Smack and Crack

Date: Wednesday, Jan 22 - Saturday, Jan 25
Venue: Bristol Old Vic: Weston Studio

“2am, 8th 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.

Jan 22-25, 8pm plus Sat 3pm, £12, 70 mins. Ages 14+.

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By steve wright, Friday, Dec 13 2019

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