The Examination Winner of Best Production and Best Performer at Dublin Fringe Festival.

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”

The Examination is currently available for touring.

Previous performances include:

Festspillene i Nord-Norge – Harstad, Norway – 2022
Théâtre de la Ville – Paris – 2022
Festival de Liege, Belgium – 2023