Theatre Royal Plymouth, SKaGeN, Richard Jordan Productions and Big in Belgium
Much is at stake for those who have been caught in the act. It can go one of two ways: jail or freedom. Pardon / In Cuffs, the new play from Valentijn Dhaenens and the producers of BigMouth and SmallWaR, comes to the Theatre Royal Plymouth for only three performances prior to its UK premiere at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.
Inspired by the documentaries of Magnum photographer Raymond Depardon, Pardon / In Cuffs reveals the complex relationship between a culprit and the justice system. Showing two opposite ends of the system, a lying, cheating criminal and a prosecutor representing society, it is the fight for the truth.
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Thursday 30th July – Saturday 1st August 2015
Thursday 6th August – Sunday 30th August 2015
"Sharply observed, darkly comic verbatim trawl through the police interview room"
"This verbatim piece about prosecutors and defendants makes important points about the criminal justice system, but it’s an uncomfortable theatre experience"
"Unusual but always intriguing."
British Theatre Guide
"A series of playful snapshots of those vital moments between crime and punishment that tell a million stories."
Clara van den Broek
Barbara De Laere
Image credit: David Van Mieghem