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Life's A Riot!
Two Peshkar cast members
Peshkar:a conscious collective
Just Before the Rain is an explosive new play from Peshkar Productions, exploring the Oldham riots from the viewpoint of young Asians who were caught up in the melee.
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Just before the Rain began life as a 20 minute show devised by the cast and based on their own experiences, the play explores what it felt like to be in the heart of the Oldham riots.

Just Before the Rain premiered at Manchester's Contact Theatre a year after the riots has occurred in Oldham and Bradford. This coincided with the sentencing of the men who had been arrested during the disturbances.

Rubble and Petrol Bombs

3 Peshkar cast members
Life amongst the rubble

The response from the audience was so enthusiastic that this early production was developed into a professional production, marking the first national tour for Peshkar Productions, now one of the UK's leading South Asian theatre companies.

Five young people, five chairs, a petrol bomb and a pile of rubble combine to create a show that takes a roller-coaster ride through the Oldham disturbances and their aftermath.

Just Before the Rain is rich in humour and poetry that uses movement and language to reflect the style and attitude of the modern British Asian youth.

The creators of
Just Before the Rain
are holding workshop based on their production
on 2 and 3 April
at venues across Newcastle.
For details contact:
Irum Ashraf at the Live Theatre

0191 269 3498

 

Just Before the Rain
by
Peshkar Productions

Live Theatre
7 Trinity Chare
Quayside
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 3DF
0191 223 1232
3 and 4 April at 8pm

Matinee performance on 5 April at 3pm
Tickets £10/7 (group discounts available)


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