The Examination

Theatre (contemporary, verbatim)

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Description

Featuring Brokentalkers' distinctive blend of biography, socio-political discourse and breathtaking theatricality, The Examination gives voice to a section of society often ignored. This new documentary theatre performance explores mental health and human rights in the prison system. Performed by stand-up comedian and former prisoner Willie White the global theme is based on historical research and interviews with current life-sentence prisoners. 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.

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The Stage [paywall] (4/5 stars) 83 days ago

Prisons these days are just like holiday camps, argues Gary Keegan in this piece of documentary theatre from Irish company Brokentalkers. Comedian and former prisoner Willie White counters that he doesn’t know of any holiday camps that lock you up at 7.30 every night, and only allow you to see...

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 83 days ago

The Examination is an interesting piece of theatre about the state of prisoners’ lives on the inside. It deals with the themes of human rights, ethics and mental health in prison systems. It is a research collaboration between contemporary theatremakers Brokentalkers and Professor Catherine Cox of University College Dublin. The...

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 87 days ago

Very few kind words have ever been said about the prison system in this or any other nation. While some prisons may be better than others, they are on the whole dehumanising, subject to abuse, and often are not kept to acceptable standards. We know this, and The Examination certainly...

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