Bringing the CJS to the stage

Birmingham Rep brings the CJS to the stage Three short plays combined in one production, The Sentence , from the BOLDtext Playwrites collective will be performed by Birmingham Rep on 28th January as part of their 'Open Door' season. It will be followed by a panel discussion with Napo's Tania Bassett on the panel.

The Sentence is a set of three new short plays from West Midlands based Boldtext Playwrites. Writers Liz John, Vanessa Oakes and Julia Wright continue their fascination with the Criminal Justice System with three playlets they say will "shine a dramtic spotlight on sentencing and explore the inevitable fallout for everyone affected".

The 3 plays are

  • Paying the Price by Liz John (a disgraced surgeon awaits sentencing, when a young solicitor arrives with unexpected news)
  • Offences Against the Person by Vanessa Oakes (Why do sentences somethimes bemuse and enrage the public?)
  • Working Mother by Julia Wright (Karen will soon be leaving prison. Has she learned her lesson? Sophie tries to help her but is it working?)

The evening is a 'pay what you can on the night' show so tickets are free but booking is recommened by calling the box office on 0121 236 4455 or ONLINE



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