Six true stories of struggle and freedom threaded together by physical theatre and song
Inspired by the first man in America to plead insanity as his defence, award-winning writer Camilla Whitehill and Strictly Arts examine the unspoken link between mental health and systemic racism. Throughout time and across waters, from William Freeman to Sarah Reed, six true stories are threaded together and told through physical theatre, spoken word, gospel singing, shadow puppetry and more.
History is bound to repeat itself when the thumb is permanently bearing down on the loop button, so has anything really changed?
“Freeman is a revelation, a piece of stunning physical theatre” The Guardian ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Both exciting and devastating…everybody should see it” Edinburgh Guide ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“So much on offer in this play on so many different levels, the standard and precision of the acting was faultless.” Behind The Arras ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“The play capitalises on the company’s impressive versatility, juxtaposing monologue with physical theatre, gospel singing with shadow puppetry and a searing rage against injustice with a winning sense of humour.”
What’s On Live ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“The troupe’s performances were so balletic, graceful, witty and deeply felt that the audience was gripped from beginning to end.”
Leamington Courier ⭐⭐⭐⭐