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” Fest-mag.com
The Examination is currently available for touring.
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