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Andrew Seddon Productions in association with Theatre503 presents

Folk the Police Rehearsed Reading

Written by Hannah Warsame & James Rushbrooke
Directed by Carla Kingham
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RUNNING TIME / NOTICES: 2hrs 15mins (inc. interval)

Folk The Police is a tale of friendship, prejudice and radically different but politically aligned music genres: Hip-Hop and Folk.

Alfie considers himself a man’s man, an independent, ‘says it like it is’ ex-miner. He is also a very sick man, and with his health rapidly deteriorating is forced to move away from his Geordie roots to live with estranged daughter Angela and her millennial activist teenager, Kayla.

A clash between those forging a brighter tomorrow and those wanting to return to the glory days of yesterday is looming, and rapidly threatens to destabilise the entire household. But when Alfie meets Kayla’s boyfriend Marcus, their shared passion for music throws them into a new reality that neither is quite prepared for.

Hannah Warsame & James Rushbrooke

Hannah began writing aged 13, having received her first play reading at The Ambassadors Theatre. In 2014, she became a writer on attachment to The Old Vic, with plays including Pollen Baby for its community company. Her work has been presented at Tristan Bates Theatre, Waterloo East, The Kings Head and SLAM. Her debut play, The Goodnight Girl, has held rehearsed readings to sold out audiences at the Young Vic Platform Venue and The Bunker Theatre, as part of Damsel Productions' 'Damsel Develops'. 

James is a performer, teacher and playwright. He was a writer on attachment to The Old Vic for three years, during which his plays included London's Burning and Filibuster. In 2015, his debut full length play Tomcat won the Papatango New Writing award. James is currently on attachment to Southwark Playhouse where his most recent play, The Clinic, was performed by the community company.  He is a consultant and trainer in the world of social work, specialising in Participation, Developmental Psychology and Communicating with Children. 


Artistic Team
Hannah Warsame & James Rushbrooke
Carla Kingham
Andrew Seddon
Kathryn Debbage
Laura Lake Adebisi
Christien Bart-Gittens
Richard Ward

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