Come Out Eli
PDF, ISBN: 9781788504607Publication Date:
4 Sep 2003
First Staged:
Arcola Theatre, London, 2003

Come Out Eli

By Alecky Blythe


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  • Time Out Award for Best Performance on the Fringe - 2003

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Hackney, East London, Christmas 2002. The longest police siege in British history. For fifteen days, the locals spoke of little else. Regardless of age, colour or class, they were united by one common phrase: 'Come Out Eli'.

Come Out Eli is the story of the Hackney siege, as told by the diverse and vibrant community that experienced it.

Using Recorded Delivery's technique of capturing and re-embodying the actual spoken testimony of people on the scene, Alecky Blythe's play brings to life the story as it happened, moment by moment. It explores the impact of the siege, showing the different ways in which people dealt with the disruption, and their struggle to put their lives back to normal.

Come Out Eli was premiered at the Arcola Theatre, Hackney, in September 2003 (an earlier version was staged at the Tristan Bates Theatre, London, in April 2003). It won a Time Out Award for Best Performance on the Fringe, and was revived at BAC, London, in 2004.

A note on ordering:
This play is available in digital form only. It can be accessed as follows:

a) An on-screen inspection copy of the script (non-printable) can be ordered free of charge by request here.

b) A cast set of scripts (in non-printable, digital PDF form) can be ordered at the cost of £45 (£54 including VAT). To order, please contact us here, and we will make arrangements for payment.

PDF,ISBN: 9781788504607Publication Date:
4 Sep 2003
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Also by Alecky Blythe:

The Girlfriend Experience
London Road
Little Revolution
Our Generation

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