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North East Scotland College

Gallowgate

Aberdeen

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By Alice Birch

A hard-hitting piece of theatre, 'Blank' explores the stories of adults and children who are impacted by the criminal justice system. The cast of Shazam Theatre Company's Junior Youth Theatre chose the scenes which speak the most to them and tell the stories of how the justice system and the actions of others, and sometimes yourself, impact the lives of young people every single day.

Co-commissed by Clean Break, 'Blank' was orginally workshopped by inmates from a women's prison and will now be performed by youth theatres up-and-down the country as part of the National Theatre 'Connections' festival. Each performance will be uniquie as participants pick the stories which ring the most true to them. Clean Break was founded in the 1970's by two female ex-cons from Durham prison with an aim to act both as a support group for all interested female ex-offenders and as a means of developing skills and discovering a voice for themselves through theatre

Alice Birch, the writer, explains ‘I was interested in writing a piece of theatre that gives as much control over to companies as possible, whilst still remaining a robust piece of theatrical writing. I'm interested in the often cyclical nature of violence, of incarceration and particularly around women in prison, and children who are inevitably left behind - the unacknowledged victims of crime.

After their 'home performance' in Aberdeen, Shazam's Junior Youth Theatre will travel to Eden Court in Inverness to perform their interpretation of 'Blank' in April alongside hunderds of other budding young performers from all around Scotland as part of the National Theatre 'Connections' festival.

Please note this performance contains frequent strong language and themes which some may find distressing.

Running Time: 1 hour (approx)

This performance is held in the basement theatre at NESCol on Gallowgate. Please enter via the Loch Street entrance.

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