The Shipment  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 14TH JUNE 2014

ADDRESS
, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y 8DS
 
 
Dates:
  until 
 
OPENING TIMES
7.45pm
 
PRICES
£18
 

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The ShipmentA biting satire about African-American identity and politics from New York playwright Young Jean Lee. Herself a Korean-America, Lee devised The Shipment in collaboration with an all-black cast. Using cliches and caricatures (does a drug dealer turned superstar rapper sound familiar?), the play looks at the gap between perception and reality, and reappropriates the form of the traditional minstrel show for a fast-paced and funny evening's entertainment. The event is part of the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT).





 

About Barbican The Pit

In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to drama, from established artists to those at the start of their careers. One of the country's largest arts centres, the distinctive concrete walls of the Barbican continue to house high quality theatrical productions. More about Barbican The Pit

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The Shipment  Young Jean Lee, The Shipment – Prentice Onayemi – Photo credit: AJ Zanyk  

   
The Shipment - Young Jean Lee, The Shipment – Prentice Onayemi – Photo credit: AJ Zanyk

The Shipment Young Jean Lee, The Shipment – Prentice Onayemi – Photo credit: AJ Zanyk 


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Barbican Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Moorgate Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
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Hoxton Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
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Barbican Centre 22 Legion
 
0 minutes walk
 
Barbican Centre 33 Legion
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £86  26% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from The Shipment
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49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 9 minutes from The Shipment
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St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 9 minutes from The Shipment
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The Shipment, Silk Street, EC2Y | 1 minute from The Shipment
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Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Shipment
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Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Shipment
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Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from The Shipment
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86 Moorgate, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from The Shipment
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Modern European cuisine. Booking advised. Dress smart casual. ... More
 
 
 
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1st floor Barbican Centre, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Shipment
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London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from The Shipment
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161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from The Shipment
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London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from The Shipment
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London > Leisure > Golf
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London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from The Shipment
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71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 5 minutes from The Shipment
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115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from The Shipment
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
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Artillery Arms
London > Nightlife > Bars
102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from The Shipment
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London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from The Shipment
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Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as The Shipment
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London > Business > Venue Hire
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