Broken Dreams


Follows a group of friends struggling with grief, guilt and the long-standing fight for justice from a housing system they believe has failed them.
Broken Dreams at The Royal Court Theatre

Image: The Royal Court Theatre


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: The Royal Court Theatre
Started: Wednesday 1 August 2018
Closed: Saturday 11 August 2018
Running time:0 hr 30 mins
Age suitability: 14+

Background


Devised and performed by men from Her Majesty's Prison Springhill in collaboration with Kestrel Theatre Company, Broken Dreams is their story, shaped and written with Simon Longman and directed by Holly Race Roughan.


After a successful, packed-out performance last autumn at the Royal Court, Broken Dreams is back with a new cast from HMP Springhill released on license to perform for 8 shows.


Synopsis


"f we don't keep the noise down, people complain, you get shut down and then we'll never get to drink your watered down piss for beer ever again."


Wednesday night.


Single dad Greg is in the pub with his mates: a lock-in.


Beers and laughs. That's all Greg's after.


His son Calvin shadow boxes in their flat alone, forbidden by his father to compete in a local boxing match - it's time to grow up and graft.


Greg's phone keeps ringing and somewhere nearby the night is about to be illuminated with flashing blue lights.


Broken Dreams follows a group of friends struggling with grief, guilt and the long-standing fight for justice from a housing system they believe has failed them.


"Angry doesn't cover it man.

We need answers."


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Sloane Square
London SW1W 8AS

Box office tel: 020 7565 5000

Box office email: Send Mail

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 1 August 2018

Closes:Saturday 11 August 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Matinee:

Wednesday - 1-00pm

Thursday - 1-00pm

Friday - 1-00pm

Saturday - 1-00pm


Tickets


Standard:
From £8.00

Cast


Performed by men from HMP Springhill

Creatives


Author: Simon Longman
Director: Holly Race Roughan
Production: Kestrel Theatre Company in collaboration with the Royal Court Theatre

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