2002HMP The Mount

A Few Good Men

Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it?

A rookie Navy lawyer is assigned to defend two Marines on trial for the murder of one of their platoon members. He expects a plea-bargain, and a cover-up of what really happened. But, eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in doing so, the play raises the questions of what it means to have honour, dignity and humanity in an increasingly complex world.

A Few Good Men was performed to prisoners, staff, families and invited public audiences.

Written by
Aaron Sorkin
Directed by
Esther Baker
Performed by
HMP The Mount prisoners, John Lisle and Joanna Thompson
I think it is true to say it was considered a great success by those who saw it…and has shown some prisoners how drama can contribute to their own lives as well as towards others
Paul Wailen, Governor, HMP The Mount

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