Bristol Indymedia and Bristol ABC, in association with Bristol Anarchist Bookfair, present PRISON? – a one man performance written and performed by Charlie Ryder. This is a true story which is creatively told using a variety of theatrical devices including puppetry, masks, physical theatre and dance.
In October 1993 Charlie Ryder took part in a demonstration to shut down the BNP headquarters in Welling, south-east London. This developed into a serious riot, and a few months later he was featured on the TV show Crime Monthly. He was arrested and after a two year wait was sent to prison for 16 months. In prison Charlie kept a scrapbook to record poems, letters and art work. Charlie, not a professional actor but an open and impassioned performer, has brought the scrapbook to life as a full production.
What does going to prison really entail? This gives a rare and honest insight into the prison system, putting a face to what is often the faceless idea of ‘the prisoner’. The play depicts the trauma of prison, in particular the de-humanising effects of well known procedures, such as being strip-searched, are clearly examined. At the end of the show Charlie will host a Q & A session and discussion – your opportunity to debate issues raised by the show. To read a review of the show click here.
Monday 6 September 2010 – Doors 7.30pm for 8pm performance.
£3/4 but nobody turned away for lack of funds
The Cube cinema, Dove St South, Bristol BS2 8JD
Flyer here: Prison_Cubeflyer