1st Aug 2018 - 27th Aug 2018

Pleasance Above - Pleasance Courtyard


Suitable for ages 12 and above


Inspired by the first man in America to plead insanity as his defence, award-winning writer Camilla Whitehill and Strictly Arts examine the unspoken link between mental health and systemic racism.

Throughout time and across waters, from William Freeman to Sarah Reed, six true stories are threaded together and told through physical theatre, spoken word, gospel singing, shadow puppetry and more.

History is bound to repeat itself when the thumb is permanently bearing down on the loop button, so has anything really changed?

'The play capitalises on the company's impressive versatility and a searing rage against injustice' (

Access performances:

Thursday 16th August - Captioned

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Outstanding artistic courage
5 stars
Broadway Baby
Freeman is a powerful, graceful demand for us to sit up and listen, open our eyes and see clearly, and for that reason everybody should see it.
5 stars
The Edinburgh Guide
Raw, lyrical awareness
5 stars
Marbles Mag
So much on offer in this play on so many different levels, the standard and precision of the acting was faultless.
5 stars
Behind The Arras
The play capitalises on the company's impressive versatility, juxtaposing monologue with physical theatre, gospel singing with shadow puppetry and a searing rage against injustice with a winning sense of humour.
4 stars
What's On Live
The troupe’s performances were so balletic, graceful, witty and deeply felt that the audience was gripped from beginning to end.
4 stars
Leamington Courier
This is the most powerful of plays and will challenge all who go to see it. It is a production of sheer class and talent
5 stars
The Wee Review
4 stars
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