Stop and Search stars Muncashe Chirisa as Akim, Tyler Luke Cunningham as Lee, Shaun Mason as Tel, David Kirkbride as Tone, and Jessye Romeo as Bev. Set in a political climate where tensions are high and populism is on the rise, Stop and Search follows a driver who picks up a young male hitchhiker who is making his way across Europe. When a surveillance case is investigated, a debate erupts on cultural identity and police state corruption.
This edge-of-your-seat play marks the first work of Gabriel Gbadamosi's to be performed in London. It will be directed by the Arcola Theatre's in-house artistic director, Mehmet Ergen, who is perhaps best known for having directed Richard III and The Cherry Orchard for the Arcola Theatre and King Lear for the Southwark Playhouse.