The Political History of Smack and Crack is an urgent, angry, funny love-song to a lost generation crushed by the heroin epidemic in the 80sFollowing sold-out runs at Soho Theatre and Edinburgh Festival Fringe, this acclaimed production, produced by Alastair Michael, Offstage Theatre and Most Wanted, and co-commissioned by Soho Theatre, begins its UK tour this January.
Inspired by the writer’s own experience in jail and rehab, Ed Edwards’ shattering portrait lays bare the passage from the 1981 Moss Side riots to survival on the present day streets of Manchester. Two-time Offies nominee and Winner of Summerhall’s Lustrum Award, The Political History of Smack and Crack, directed by Cressida Brown, crackles with rage, humour and authenticity as it candidly sheds light on the road to recovery.
This vital two-hander traces a pair of star-crossed lovers from the epicentre of the mass violence and rioting to masterfully detail the moments that lead them to become recovering addicts on those very same streets nearly forty years later. The Political History of Smack and Crack brims with spirit and compassion as it illuminates the ways in which ordinary people bridge the gaps left behind by the state’s failure to provide tangible support.
In a time of unprecedented political uncertainty, the true cost of austerity and widening inequality is coming to light. As councils are forced to make deep cuts to addiction services, the production is a rallying cry that seeks to unearth the entangled political roots of a generation ravaged by addiction.
VenueThe Tron Theatre
AddressTrongate, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Lanarkshire,
Box Office0141 552 4267
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