London riots revisited with Alecky Blythe’s Little Revolution


Alecky Blythe’s new play, Little Revolution, inspired by the 2011 London riots, is set to open at London’s Almeida Theatre on August 26.

This is Alecky’s first new London production after the success of London Road at the National Theatre.

The cast will include Ronni Ancona, Melanie Ash, Alecky Blythe, Bayo Gbadamosi, Lloyd Hutchinson, Rez Kempton, Barry McCarthy, Lucian Msamati, Clare Perkins, Michael Shaeffer, Imogen Stubbs and Rufus Wright.

The company includes a community chorus of Islington and Hackney locals brought together by the Almeida Projects team.

It will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins.

In the summer of 2011, London was burning. Alecky took her Dictaphone to the streets.

From the helicopters circling overhead to the burnt out buildings on the street, Little Revolution records the voices and stories of a community as the riots happened to their present-day aftermath.

Running from August 26-October 4.

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