• In the Name of the Son


    Produced by Greenshoot Productions
    Written by Richard O’Rawe & Martin Lynch

    17 - 29 Mar

    Tickets

    £12.00- £24.00

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In light of the escalating situation with the coronavirus/ COVID-19 pandemic, all scheduled performances of In the Name of The Son have been cancelled.

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In the Name of the Son is an exciting new play chronicling the extraordinary life of The Guildford 4’s Gerry Conlon following his release from prison in 1989.

Who will ever forget the TV images of a wild-eyed, fist-pumping man, storming up to a bank of microphones outside The Old Bailey, proclaiming to the world, “I am a totally innocent man!”

The story of what happened next and what kind of man that emerged from 14 years of soul-destroying imprisonment is simply the stuff of legend.

In the Name of the Son charts Conlon’s remarkable journey into ‘freedom’ as he received and spent over £1million pounds, became a cause-celebre at the Hollywood Oscars and ran in the same circles as Johnny Depp, Shane McGowan and Daniel Day Lewis. Conlon seemed to have it all but away from the glamour, fuelled by an addiction to crack-cocaine, his life was spiralling out of control.

Plagued with the guilt of believing he was responsible for the death of his father, Guiseppe in prison, Gerry Conlon struggled with powerful self-loathing. When he found himself searching bins in the backstreets of London for food, he knew he had to do something. What emerges from the darkness is Conlon’s resilience and his eventual life-changing recovery to beat his demons and become a world-renowned Human Rights campaigner against miscarriages of justice, similar to his own.

Written by Gerry’s lifelong friend Richard O’Rawe and Martin Lynch the play explores triumph of the human spirit over extreme adversity. A great story of hope.

 

There will be a post show discussion on 21 March after the 2.30pm matinee. 

Following his release from prison, Gerry Conlon suffered from severe mental health issues for the rest of his life. Gerry suffered 2 mental breakdowns and contemplated suicide at least once. He self-medicated with hard drugs and alcohol for many years before finally getting help.

Green Shoot Productions are hosting a post-show discussion which will focus on mental health within today’s society. The post show discussion will also be especially helpful to ex-prisoners and young offenders who have suffered with mental health after their release.

The panel will be made up of Lynda Bryans (Chair), Paddy Hill (Birmingham Six), Richard O’Rawe (Writer), Tony Devlin (Director) and Shaun Blaney (Actor). More panel members to be announced soon.

 

 

Approx. running time: 1hr 40 mins with a 20min interval.

Contains scenes with flashing imagery and strong language.

Suitable for 16+

 

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The Company


Tony Devlin - Director

Tracey Lindsay - Set & Costume Design

James McFetridge - Lighting Designer

Garth McConaghie - Sound Designer