BA Acting Autumn Production: Some Voices

Collage which shows two people looking at each other

11 Dec - 16 Dec 2017

Some Voices, Written by Joe Penhall, Directed by Harry Burton. 

Set in 1994, Some Voices was the response of British playwright Joe Penhall to the Tory mental health policy, ‘Care in the Community’.  Large numbers of the institutionalised, mentally ill were reintroduced to society where unprepared families were expected to cope. 

Armed with medication he loathes, Ray, a young schizophrenic, is reunited with his estranged and overworked brother, who is ill-equipped to cope.  Floating through West London, Ray meets Laura, a young Irish woman who he falls for and tries to rescue from her brutal boyfriend, Dave.  Ultimately, the characters will have to face life on life's terms, in this touching investigation into the effect on the vulnerable of a system in crisis

Some Voices is part of Drama Centre’s autumn season, alongside Phyllis Nagy’s The Strip.  These two productions are the first public performances featuring the current third year BA Acting students.  In these productions, the actors apply their training to projects that are run to industry standards, including a professional director, designer and stage manager.  The entire third year of the course is viewed as a transition from the world of training to the professional sphere.  As the training journey approaches its end, the professional journey begins.

This performance is part of the BA Acting annual Autumn Productions. 
 

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Please note that this show contains scenes portraying rape, frequent violence and swearing. Due to content this show is not suitable to children or young people under 16 years of age.