LONDON – In a city experiencing a three month heatwave, England’s best World Cup since the 90s and the highest number of knife-crime killings in ten years, Justice zooms in on Michael, a young black male who has just finished his first year of college. The summer is about football, video games and parties – and pretending results day isn’t looming. One night will change that, and leave Michael wondering what justice is if the system can’t provide it.
Inspired by true events, is an un-sensationalised look at knife crime behind the headlines and flashing lights. Says writer and director, Rees Jenkins: “When theatre is a reflection on society, raising awareness of pressing issues is the most important thing a theatre-maker can do today.”
Justice plays at the Blue Elephant Theatre from 21st to 25th May 2019. Tickets available here