Magazine

Feature: East End Gangsters

Date posted: 12 Sep 2013Author: STC Production: Mojo

The twins Ronald and Reginald Kray were born in 1933. They came of age just in time to sweep through 1950s London on a wave of racketeering, hijacking, armed robbery and arson. By the 1960s they were celebrities, but it's the 50s and their East End heritage that resonates most with Jez Butterworth's remarkable play Mojo.

From a Bethnal Green snooker club to Broadmoor's high-security psychiatric wards, the Kray twins were two sides of the same violent, nasty, intoxicating coin. This 1990 documentary gives an insight into their world and the people around them.

 


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