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What Shadows

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Description for What Shadows Paperback. Chris Hannan's powerful new play is a searing look at how a politically divided country moves forward in the wake of a crisis. Num Pages: 96 pages. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 130 x 198 x 17. Weight in Grams: 122.

‘I was a storm. I was also a man entirely alone in a storm. There were forces beyond my control and I was one of them.’

1968. Midlands MP Enoch Powell has something to say. Something he feels needs to be said. Something that could divide Britain forever.

1992. Rose Cruickshank, a black Oxford academic, wants answers. Powell's 'Rivers of Blood' speech, with its controversial words about immigration, shattered her childhood and now she is driven to confront both the man who made the speech and her own troubled identity. Will a meeting with Enoch resolve the conflicts ... Read more

Chris Hannan's powerful play, What Shadows, is a searing look at identity and immigration within a bitterly divided country. It premiered at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 2016, in a production directed by Roxana Silbert and starring Ian McDiarmid as Enoch Powell. The play was revived at the Royal Lyceum Edinburgh in 2017, before transferring to Park Theatre, London.

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About Chris Hannan
Chris Hannan is playwright and novelist. His plays include Elizabeth Gordon Quinn (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 1985; revived by the National Theatre of Scotland in its inaugural season in 2006); The Evil Doers (Bush Theatre, London, 1990; Time Out Award and Charrington London Fringe Best New Play Award); Shining Souls (Traverse, 1996, revived by the Old Vic in ... Read more

Reviews for What Shadows
'Chilling... the most provocative theatrical act of the decade'
'An emotive play, dealing with a subject that resonates in the current climate... it would be easy to sensationalise, but Hannan's writing ensures it steers clear of that path, making it, if anything, more chilling... like Powell in his heydey, it is hypnotising. It is simultaneously thoughtful, thought-provoking ... Read more

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