About the Show/Event
Information for Freeman at The New Diorama Theatre, Inner London (Play). In 19th Century New York, a black man named William Freeman became the first person to raise 'insanity' as a defence in an American trial. Inspired by his story, Strictly Arts explore the relationships between people of colour, the criminal justice system and mental health. Spanning from segregated 1846 America right up to the death of Sarah Reed in the UK in 2016, Freeman features a mix of high-energy physical theatre, acappella singing, humour and powerful drama to create an extraordinarily moving and affecting experience. Part of the Incoming Festival
Approximate runtime 60minutes (including any interval).
Age Advisory: 12+
Performers Corey Campbell (William Freeman), Marcel White (David Oluwale), Pip Barclay (Daniel M'naghten), Keiren Amos (Michael Bailey), Aimee Powell (Sarah Reed), Kimisha Lewis (Sandra Bland).
Author Camilla Whitehill. Producer Strictly Arts. Director Daniele Sanderson. Stage Manager Connor Dickens. Lighting Joe Hornsby. Sound John Roddy.