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Tobacco Road

Unrelenting energy and cinematic physical style is brought to the story of London’s criminal underworld as the country emerges from the shadow of the Great War. Five resourceful young men and women try to find fame and wealth even as staying alive poses problems in a cutthroat society of thugs and conmen. Incognito’s explosive physical choreography takes the audience on a fast-paced and thrilling journey from pickpocketing in murky back streets to fixed boxing matches in dark basements. This unique gangster story explores the stories never told in history books with every character being based on a real person or people. Elsie and Freda are inspired by the ruthless female gang, Alice Diamond and her followers. Tommy Carlisle is based on the bare-knuckle boxers of Lambeth, Alfie on the thousands of young men left deeply tormented by the effects of World War I, whilst the ambitious Felix is inspired by the bloodthirsty young men who were driven to succeed by their unerring determination.
Wednesday 13th – Sunday 17th February 2019:
Wednesday - Sunday, 6.15pm
Saturday matinee, 3pm

Tickets are available priced £15.
VAULT Festival, Network Theatre, 246A Lower Road, London SE1 8SJ
Wed 13 Feb 2019 to Sun 17 Feb 2019
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