Our first festival of new plays featured two premiere productions and three rehearsed readings all written by prisoners or ex-prisoners.
The old way doesn’t work anymore. It’s dated. Nobody gives a f**k about postcodes. Or about who done what to who before Islam.
Mark doesn’t do politics, he wants to finish his sentence and get back on the road. A prison transfer reconnects him with old enemies and friends but the game has changed: he must decide what he believes in and whose side he’s really on.
You don’t even get to judge do you? You only get to be the mouthpiece for forgiving – but it is only words, hah?
South Africa, 1996. Presiding over the Truth and Reconciliation Committee hearings Desmond Tutu is confronted with an offer of vital intelligence from a mass-murderer on death row. Inspired by real events the play imagines the private dilemmas of a public figure attempting to heal a fractured nation.
The Archbishop and the Antichrist was adapted by Michael Ashton and Roland Joffe into a feature film The Forgiven featuring Forest Whittaker and Eric Bana.
The Growhouse by Luke Sawyer
Forgive Me Father by J. Mason
Heroes of the Soviet Republic by Matthew Williams
Plus shorts by young offenders at HMP Littlehey