Join us for an evening with one of the UK's most iconic actors and directors of our age! A performance of Steven's most recent one man play, They Shall Not Pass: The Battle of Cable Street, followed by a Q&A session with Steven hosted by actor and director Rob Clilverd.
October, 1936. Three thousand fascists, led by Oswald Mosley, march on Cable Street in the heart of the Jewish East End. Six thousand Metropolitan Police officers are on hand to defend them. But London’s socialists, trade unionists, immigrants and dock workers are ready to meet the fascists – and their message is clear and united: “They shall not pass.”
Steven Berkoffwas born the year after the Battle of Cable Street in nearby Stepney. In 1975, his verse playEastestablished him as one of the most distinctive and original East End voices. Now he dramatises this landmark event in East End history on its 83rd anniversary.
Drawing on archival records and his own rich personal history, Berkoff performs a new verse work, with live music from long-time collaborator Mark Glentworth. .
Don’t miss this special, one-off event – a celebration of unity, community and defiance.