by Juliet Gilkes - Romero
Liverpool 1919. In desperate times, with high poverty levels and spiralling unemployment, tensions are rising between the different ethnic groups in the city, and for Jamaican soldiers Johnson and Charlie and their mixed-race British friend, Sam, life is getting harder.
Based on real events, One Hot Summer tells the story of the race riots which occurred in Liverpool in 1919, when desperate times caused divisions across ethnic lines which exploded into full-blown riots.
The forgotten piece of British history dramatised in this play has been carefully researched by playwright and journalist Juliet Gilkes-Romero and includes verbatim newspaper reports from the time.
Rose.... Susie Riddell
Liverpool Courier/ Rioter....Patrick Brennan
Liverpool Echo/ Drunk....Joe Sims
Evening Express/ Barman....Robert Blythe
Drunk/ Rioter....Harry Livingstone
Directed by Mary Peate.
By Juliet Gilkes-Romero. Drama based on the Liverpool race riots of 1919.