A scene from The Riots
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Riot play opens in Tottenham

A play based on eyewitness accounts of last year's riots is to open in Tottenham, where the disturbances began.

Playwright Gillian Slovo, who spent more than 50 hours interviewing people involved in the disturbances, said the play is aimed to get people thinking about issues raised from the riots.

The Riots is on at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham from the 4 January 2012.

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