Unpolished Theatre’s show set in a tower block in the contemporary East End of London may pay homage to Steven Berkoff’s ‘East’, but it is very much its own thing. The put upon Sylv of Berkoff’s original becomes the go-getting Kel; who runs a phone sex line and the play introduces new characters who reflect the East End of today. The result is an unexpectedly rich and riotous hour about working class lives.
In a vivid and fast-paced ride through a working class estate which fuses Shakespeare-inspired lyricism with cockney accents. Award-winning Unpolished Theatre will thrust you into their stories, hold you by the scruff of the neck, and make you listen. Winner: Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre Winner: The Pleasance's Charlie Hartill Award Winner: Holden Street Theatre's Award Age Recommendation: 14+