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846

episodic • play • Black history & experience • community • hard-hitting • provocative
  • Audio Performance
  • SoundCloud
  • Theatre Royal Stratford East
  • Free

On Mon 25 May 2020, a police officer in Minneapolis killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. This brutal murder ignited a global surge of anger and pain. An ocean away, from the Windrush scandal to the Grenfell Tower tragedy, racist oppression is very much alive in the UK. Acclaimed playwright Roy Williams brought together 14 writers to respond artistically to George Floyd’s murder and the Black Lives Matter Movement. From this came 846 – a collection of short pieces. Each is a standalone exploration of racial inequality and oppression, but together they form a powerful tapestry of voices. Please note that 846 contains very strong language and discusses themes some may find sensitive or upsetting.

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