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Convictions – New plays from prison, in Soho

Wednesday, 23 March, 2011

Synergy Theatre Project works with offenders and ex-offenders

Coming in May

Synergy Theatre Project is presenting its first festival of new plays written in prison and afterwards. The two week season at the Soho Theatre Studio, in Dean Street, includes two full productions and three readings.

Every Coin by Carlon Campbell Robinson (9- 14 May) is directed by Esther Baker. As a serving prisoner, he has observed the changing gang culture and the rise of a recent phenomenon – the Muslim gang within prison.

The Archbishop and the Antichrist by Michael Ashton (16- 21 May) is directed by Lucy Kerbel. Michael previously lived in South Africa and was inspired by the real events surrounding the TRC hearings chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. This powerful play explores the limits of forgiveness.

Three play readings (at 3 pm) include:

The Growhouse by Luke Sawyer: 11 May

Forgive Me Father by J Mason plus shorts by young offenders at HMP Littlehey: 13 May

Heroes of the Soviet Republic by Matthew Williams: 20 May

www.synergytheatreproject.co.uk

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