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About the Show Less...

Barrie Keeffe's powerful and politicised cry against the still-current threat of institutional racism. Read More >

Sus is set on election night 1979, when two detectives on the graveyard shift in an East London police station place bets on which party will win. A black man is picked up. He is incensed, believing that he will be fodder for an incoming government keen to flex its law-and-order muscles.

Sus is a powerful and politicised cry against the still-current threat of institutional racism. Playwright Barrie Keeffe pulls no punches with his depiction of a corrupt world which looks all too familiar today.

Set on the eve of the Thatcher victory, this revival of Sus coincides with the upcoming general election of 2010.

In addition to its run at the Young Vic, Sus tours to Lincoln, Leicester, Barking, Bracknell, Birmingham, Ipswich and Manchester.

Sus is recommended for theatregoers aged 14 and older.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 08/06/2010

Opening Night: 10/06/2010

Closing Night: 26/06/2010

Running time: 1h20

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Cast & Creative


Simon Armstrong, Clint Dyer, Laurence Spellman


Director - Gbolahan Obisesan

Producer - Young Vic/ eclipse theatre

Designer - Chloe Lamford

Lighting Designer - Anna Watson

Sound - Donato Wharton

Author - Barrie Keeffe

About Young Vic

66 The Cut, Lambeth, London SE1 8LZ

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