Journeymen Theatre’s new play ‘Lock Down’, commissioned by Positive Justice Gloucestershire, opened at Stourbridge Meeting House on the 26th February to a full audience. The play follows the friendship between Ron, an elderly lifer in a Cat B prison and Kathy, the new and very inexperienced Quaker prison chaplain. ‘Lock Down’ explores the complexities of the UK penal system and how this impacts upon both prisoners and those who work with them. In particular, it exposes the pressures and stresses caused by the increasing ageing population, many of whom will see out their days in prison cells.
Journeymen Theatre is, very generously, donating all profits and donations from performances to Recoop.
Future dates and venues are as follows:
- Saturday April 25th, George Fox Room, Friends House, Euston Rd, London at 2pm
- Saturday June 6th, Bournville Quaker Meeting House, Birmingham at 7.30 pm
- Sunday June 23rd, High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, London (morning performance time tbc)
- Friday October 9th, Jubilee Room, John Storer House (Loughborough Quakers) at 7.30 pm
- Saturday October 17th, Woodbrooke Quaker Conference Centre (time tbc)
Visit the Journeymen Theatre’s website for further details.