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What Shadows

What Shadows

by Chris Hannan

1968. Midlands MP Enoch Powell has something to say. Something he feels needs to be said. Something that could divide Britain forever. 1992. Oxford academic and daughter of a Caribbean immigrant, Rose Cruickshank wants answers. Enoch's controversial words about immigration shattered her childhood. Now she wants to know what led him to say them. Will a meeting with the man himself allow her to find the inner peace she desperately craves? Enoch Powell's 'Rivers of Blood' speech is the post-war's most polarising political speech. Chris Hannan's powerful new play is a searing look at how a politically divided country moves forward in the wake of a crisis. What Shadows is premiered at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in October 2016.

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