" A terrific honest, funny, moving firecracker of a play" Roy Williams, OBE  


A co-production between Most Wanted and Offstage Theatre in association with W14 Productions and Alastair Michael, co-commissioned by Soho Theatre.

3 – 26 August 2018, Paines Plough's Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival

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3 – 22 September 2018, Soho Theatre in London

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November 2018, (precise dates TBA), The Mustard Tree refuge in Manchester

We are also working with Synergy Theatre Project who work towards rehabilitation with offenders and ex-offenders to bring performances to prisons in Manchester and London

“The history of England jumps off its axis. 2am, 8th July, 1981, 20 cities across England burn."

The night of the Manchester uprising. That night changed everything. That night two kids locked eyes. Mandy and Neil. Years later they meet again, but revolution is not in the air. All that was crushed by Thatcher. Or by a heroin epidemic. This is an epic love song to a lost generation.

Drawing from his own personal experience, Ed Edwards' script crackles with anger, humour and authenticity about the road to recovery

In November, The Political History of Smack and Crack will transfer to a homeless refuge in Manchester. The city will be playing host to the inaugural International Arts and Homelessness Summit and Festival (curated by With One Voice), bringing together policy makers, artistic leaders and homeless delegates from around the world. As part of the Festival, this authentic and urgent play will open at the Mustard Tree in conjunction with outreach workshops, a local refuge for people trapped by homelessness, dependency and poverty.


Director: Cressida Brown

Lighting Designer: Richard Williamson

Sound Designer: Jon McLeod

Movement Director: Kate Sagovsky

Design Consultant: TBA

Eve Steele
Nick Bell

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Thank you to our funders:

The Fidelio Charitable Trust