Present Theatre presents “Stop Search”, a new play which looks with an unflinching gaze at the tense drama young people must play out in the public space. This is a hard-hitting story about the impact of police Stop and Search powers. It’s all over the news, but how does it feel to be right in the thick of it?
Two happy families are thrown together by celebration and disaster. Parents… black parents, white parents… want to see their children thrive, grow up and live the good life. Tonight Dianne and Ivan discover how little they understand of son Callie’s journey into the adult world. Ann and Mick must also learn that their hard work and public service are not enough to protect their family.
“Stop Search” is written by Dominic J Taylor. He is also the co-writer of “Officers Who Care Too Much”, a comedy drama set in prison.
Born in Hollywood, California, he first trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and worked extensively in theatre, radio and television before becoming a prison officer, then senior officer in HMP Brixton. After four years in Brixton jail he began his writing career while working at Prison Service HQ in the Ministry of Justice. While there he devised a communication technique for reducing stress and conflict among staff and prisoners, which is now being used in jails around England. Dominic is currently playing Commander Harbison in Bart Sher’s Tony award-winning “South Pacific”, and writing his next play, about drug prohibition.
London SE6 4RU
Fri 27th April until Sat 26th May 2012
Box Office: 020 8690 0002
Find out more about stop and search at www.stop-watch.org