And The Beat Goes On
Our production charts over 300 years of Quaker Nonviolent Direct Action, from the early Abolitionists, through Quakers living in Nazi Germany and Jean Zaru in Palestine to Trident Ploughshares in the 21st century.
Duration:- 65 minutes
Age suitablity 16+
Feeding The Darkness
Feeding the Darkness…….Shining a light on State Sanctioned Torture….through Story, Poem and Song…. This production was commissioned by Q-CAT (Quaker Concern for teh Abolition of Torture). It frames the disturbing issue of State sanctioned torture through a series of monologues and duologues which explore how the UN Convention Against Torture is clearly being abused by both UK and world-wide governments.
Duration:- 1 hour
Age suitability:- 17+
Red Flag over Bermondsey
Red Flag Over Bermondsey is a one woman show, written and performed by Lynn Morris and tells the inspiring story of social reformer and campaigner against poverty, Ada Salter.
Duration:- 1 hour
Age suitability:- 14+
Rock and a Hard Place
Written by Lynn Morris and performed by Journeymen Theatre
When it comes to domestic abuse, it’s more than the blows that do the damage.Kayleigh is a talented teenager whose life should be full of promise. Instead, she finds herself in a cycle of domestic abuse from which there seems no escape until Aunty Jan helps her find a way out, after twenty long years of ‘put up and shut up’.
Based on a true story, together with the combined true life experiences shared by other women, the play explores the complex nature of domestic abuse, ranging from coercion in its many forms to women’s deaths at the hands of abusive partners.
Rock and A Hard Place also reveals the impact of funding cuts on the refuge system and on support available for women like Kayleigh and is an appeal to all of us to both recognise and highlight this major human rights issue in our own communities.
Commissioned by Gloucestershire Quakers, all profits from this play will be used to support the work of women’s refuges both in the Gloucester area and nationally.
Age range: 17+
Duration: 65 minutes (no interval)