Random

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The Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
Malet Street, Inner London, Greater London WC1E 6ED
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Mum cooks, Dad sleeps, Sister hustles and Brother is late down again. Another normal day in the life of a family. By lunchtime one random act has changed everything. Random tells the very real and human story of lives torn apart by a random act of violence. Written by Debbie Tucker Green, one of Britain’s foremost female playwrights, random is an important, funny and powerful play following a day in the life of an ordinary Black family. The story begins early in the morning as different members of the family prepare for the day - the usual banter and sparring of a close-knit family ensues. We follow Sister to her work place, Brother to school, and Mum to the high street shops. Everything is normal and familiar until police officers arrive at the door with news that no family wants to hear…

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