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Feeding the Darkness - performance by Journeymen Theatre
Fri 24 March 2017, 19:30 – 22:30 GMT
This 65 minute performance is a result of extensive research into the dark world of state-sanctioned torture and its stark impact on victims, perpetrators, families and those who collude in the ‘process’.
Immersive in style, Feeding the Darkness frames verbatim and ‘faction’ monologues, duologues and poetry as a series of ‘ministries’ which challenge our ignorance and avoidance of this sensitive and disturbing subject.
It features such wide-ranging material as the experiences of the mother of Private Lynddie England (court-marshalled for her role in the abuse of Abu Ghraib detainees), that of a Kurdish asylum seeker at an appeal tribunal, and the role of trained medical professionals in state-sanctioned torture, amongst many others.
Feeding the Darkness both iterates the Quaker position on torture and encourages us to examine how the UN Convention Against Torture (1965) Article 1 is clearly being abused by UK and world-wide governments.
This production has been commissioned by Q-CAT (Quaker Concern for the Abolition of Torture) and is performed by Journeymen Theatre. This performance is organised and hosted by the Amnesty International Cambridge CIty Group. There will also be campaign information and petitions for signing on behalf of victims of torture for whom the Cambridge City Group is campaigning.
There will be a collection on the door to cover expenses such as roomhire as well as to raise funds or Amnesty's work.
‘Art Thou in Darkness? Mind it not for if thou dost, it will fill thee more…...’ James Naylor (17th century Quaker)