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Freeman

16th Oct 2018 - 21st Oct 2018

Main House - Pleasance London

7:30pm, 2:30pm, 5:30pm

Suitable for ages 12 and above

Overview

Important information:

This show contains strong language, as well as linguistic and physical depictions of violence. Please note this page is for performances at Pleasance Islington, London.

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?
'Freeman is a revelation, a piece of stunning physical theatre' (The Guardian).

Post Show Q&A: Join us after the evening show on Thursday 18th October for a very special opportunity to discuss Freeman and its themes with the cast.   

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Open/closeReviews and Quotations

Freeman is a revelation, a piece of stunning physical theatre
5 stars
Guardian
Outstanding artistic courage
5 stars
Broadway Baby
Both exciting and devastating...everybody should see it
5 stars
Edinburgh Guide
Raw, lyrical awareness
5 stars
Marbles Mag
Inarguably powerful, engaging and heartbreaking. A truly unforgettable experience you do not want to miss.
5 stars
Young Perspective
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 troupe͛s performances were so balletic, graceful, witty and deeply felt that the audience was gripped from beginning to end.
4 stars
Leamington Courier

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