"I was a storm. I was also a man entirely alone in a storm. There were forces beyond my control and I was one of them."
1968. Midlands MP Enoch Powell has something to say. Something he feels needs to be said. Something that could divide Britain forever.
1992. Oxford academic and daughter of a Caribbean immigrant, Rose Cruickshank wants answers. Enoch's controversial words about immigration shattered her childhood. Now she wants to know what led him to say them. Will a meeting with the man himself allow her to find the inner peace she desperately craves?
Following their acclaimed partnership on A Life Of Galileo, Roxana Silbert directs Ian McDiarmid (the Star Wars films) as one of the most provocative figures in British politics.
Enoch Powell's 'Rivers of Blood' speech, famously delivered in Birmingham, is the post-war's most polarising political speech. Chris Hannan's powerful new play is a searing look at how a politically divided country moves forward in the wake of a crisis.
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