Dublin Fringe VenueProject Arts Centre Space Upstairs September 7th-11th 21:00 (September 6th 18.15)
The Examination is a documentary performance work exploring mental health and human rights in the prison system in the UK and Ireland. Based on historical research and interviews with current life-sentence serving prisoners and performed by stand-up comedian and former prisoner Willie White. With their distinctive blend of biography, socio-political discourse and breathtaking theatricality, this new show from leading contemporary theatremakers Brokentalkers gives voice to a section of society often ignored.
The Examination is a collaboration with Professor Catherine Cox, as part of the Wellcome Trust Award for Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000 and is supported by UCD Research. Originally commissioned by UCD School of History.
“No easy escapes…. an absorbing production” The Irish Times ★★★★
“A company that routinely breaks new ground they’re well worth catching” Fest-mag.com
Brokentalkers is the creative partnership of Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan from Dublin, Ireland who make socially charged, form-busting theatre that challenges and inspires audiences at home and around the world.