WITH a 41 per cent increase in hate crime post-Brexit, nominee for Best New Play in the Off The West End awards 2018 and BAFTA winning writer John Foster, presents a harrowing play entitled Ride! at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on January 27

BASED on a true story, Ride! is about racism and highlights the 1998 incident in which the African-American James Bird Jr was murdered by three members of the Ku Klux Klan.

The play, by BAFTA winning writer John Foster, details the horrific and harrowing journey experienced by James Bird Jr whilst in the presence of the three white supremacists.

Directed by Charmaine K Parkin, Foster draws on the racist messages communicated before the Brexit campaign and draws parallels with the political rhetoric communicated in Texas at that time and currently by Donald Trump.

With the increase of hate crime experienced in England during this period, John Foster and Charmaine K Parking highlight the outcome in the US and pose the question of what will happen to minority groups in the UK post-Brexit.

Ride! is at Sherling Studio at Lighthouse, Poole on Saturday, January 27 at 8pm. Tickets: £12.

n To book, call the box office on 01202 280000 or online at lighthousepoole.co.uk