What's the best thing about Hackney? The bus outta here!
And that's exactly where Elijah 'Schoolboy' Campbell needs to be in a week's time, heading out of London's underworld. He's taking a great offer to leave it all behind and start a new life, but the problem is he's got no spare cash. The possibility of lining his pockets becomes real when he stumbles across a mobile phone. But it's marked property, and the Street won't care that he found it by accident. The Street won't care that the phone's his last chance to change his life. And he can't give it back because the door to redemption is only open for 7 days.
7 days to exchange the mobile for cash. 7 days to cut the mobile's line rental to the Faces tracking his every move. 7 days to get out of a world where bling, ringtones and petty deaths are accessories of life.
Schoolboy knows that when you're running hot all it takes is one call, one voicemail, one text to disconnect you from this life - permanently. And getting deeper into his old lifestyle may mean that he never catches that bus…
Dreda Say Mitchell perfectly captures the touch and brittle mood of inner London in this stark, moving and funny account of a largely hidden world.
Translation and Film & Television rights handled by Gregory & Company
Fantastic Upcoming Captain Pugwash Events!
We're delighted to announce that there are a series of fantastic upcoming Captain Pugwash events over the next year.
27.05.2017 - 31.01.2018: Pugwash art works and objects to be included in 'Shiver My Timbers Exhibition' at 'The Word', the newly-built National Centre for the Written Word in South Shields, Tyne & Wear. An exhibition all about pirates in literature, legend and on the screen.
22.07.2017 'Festival of the Sea' raft racing and events featuring Pugwash in publicity material, including a Pugwash trail through the town of Rye.
August - September 2017: Rye Station facsimiles of Pugwash artworks
20.10.2018 - 22.04.2019: Pugwash artworks and objects to be included in the exhibition 'A Pirate's Life for Me.' At the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, London.