East Productions present Channel 4’s 1984
adaptation of Steven Berkoff’s ‘West’.
Set in the 1960s, the age of rock ‘n’ roll and teenage rebellions. The
struggle for street supremacy among London’s East End gangs wages
unabated. Mike leads his ‘boys’ into a pitched battle with the rough
Hoxton mob. For Mike, his fight is not just with Curly, the rival gang
leader, it is with everything that makes his life a drudgery- his job, his
family and his environment.
‘The language sizzles: violent, tender, obscene, sensual, poetic, earthy
and exotic by turns.’ Channel 4 Magazine.
‘Scissor-sharp production of Steven Berkoff’s clever Shakespeare pastiche
about gang rivalry between mods and rockers. The combination of Bardish
simile, RSC mannerisms and contemporary song is irresistible.’ The
Contains exclusive interviews with Steven Berkoff and members of the cast
that give a unique insight into Berkoff’s creative process.
DVD Region 0 (all
Approx 198 minutes
£16.75 including UK postage (see below
for international postage)