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They Shall Not Pass: The Battle of Cable Street

Berkoff They Shall Not Pass: The Battle for Cable Street DVD

Steven Berkoff's one-man show They Shall Not Pass: The Battle of Cable Street in the Princess Alexandra Auditorium in Yarm on 18 May 2022.  The show if followed by a Q&A session.

"A performance of Steven's most recent one man play, They Shall Not Pass: The Battle of Cable Street, followed by a Q&A session with Steven hosted by actor and director Rob Clilverd.
October, 1936. Three thousand fascists, led by Oswald Mosley, march on Cable Street in the heart of the Jewish East End. Six thousand Metropolitan Police officers are on hand to defend them. But London’s socialists, trade unionists, immigrants and dock workers are ready to meet the fascists – and their message is clear and united: “They shall not pass."

For more details click here.”

 

 

Steven Berkoff on Putin and Brecht

Steven on recent events in Ukraine.

As Russian leader Vladimir Putin appears to be playing from the Hitler playbook one cannot be more acutely aware of such ‘gangster’ politics than Bertolt Brecht in his formidable play ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’, 1941, when in the final lines he writes;


“If only we could act instead of talking,
We wouldn’t always end up on our arse…..
Don’t yet rejoice in his defeat you men
Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard
The bitch that brought him is in heat again!”

It is on facebook here.

 

 

A message from Steven Berkoff on the anniversary of 9/11

Steven Berkoff Poems for the Working Class

Steven has recorded a message ahead of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and he reads a short extract from his poem Requiem for Ground Zero.  It is on facebook here.

 

 

 

Brighton, film adaptation of Brighton Beach Scumbags

Brighton is based on Brighton Beach Scumbags but updated to 2005.  The actors are Larry Lamb (playing Derek),  Phil Davis (Dave). Lesley Sharp (Doreen) and Marion Bailey (Dinah).  The director is Stephen Cookson who also directed other Berkoff work- Tell Tale Heart, Heroes and Villains and They Shall Not Pass.

Steven Berkoff Brighton film

Steven Berkoff Brighton film

Steven Berkoff Brighton film

It is released on digital channels (not sure which).  Images from the trailer.

 

Get your own personalised video from Steven

Steven Berkoff message 

You can get Steven to record a personalised message for you.  Details are here.



 

 


The Secret Love Life of Ophelia

Berkoff The Secret Love Life of Ophelia 


Greenwich Theatre in London are staging a revival of Berkoff's The Secret Love Life of Ophelia. Helen Mirren will play Gertrude and the roles of Hamlet and Ophelia, told in letters to each other, will be performed by 39 actors each reading a letter, giving each actor the chance to play Hamlet or Ophelia.

I saw the original production (in a theatre) and it is highly recommended.

It is on 31 Jul- 14 Aug 2020 on the Greenwich Theatre's free YouTube site.
https://greenwichtheatre.org.uk/

 


DVD of Six Actors in Search of a Director

Berkoff Six Actors in Search of a Director 

There is now a DVD of a live performance of Berkoff's play Six Actors in Search of a Director, with Berkoff directing but not acting.

 

 

 

Films and television

The Vikings

Recent work by Berkoff in films and television include the television series The Vikings.




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