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Performance

VenueThe Tobacco Factory Theatres
Other spaces: Spielman Theatre
TownBristol
CountyCity of Bristol
From14th March 2017
To17th March 2017
When19:15, 21:15
What is currently on at The Tobacco Factory Theatres (V1384579886)

The Road to Huntsville

The Road to HuntsvilleT0929129520
The Road to Huntsville blends research with fictional storytelling, peppered with footage from her trip to Texas. Stephanie Ridings explores the strange and uncomfortable phenomenon of British women who fall in love with men on death row. In Livingston, Texas, the inmates of death row are housed just a forty-five minute drive down open highways to Huntsville, their final destination. In Britain are women who write to them, put in touch through hundreds of websites where prisoners can advertise for a pen pal, or humanitarian services that try to alleviate the harsh quality of life. Stephanie relates with compassion and a macabre humour how she came to stand outside the Huntsville prison as an inmate was executed and the talks she had with a former prison warden as she tells the fictional story of a researcher who falls in love with an inmates.
Author Stephanie Ridings


Archive :: production:T0929129520, play:S155673451, venue:V1384579886

Production details

Company

Producer Pippa Frith
Director Jonathan McGrath
DramaturgTessa Walker
Design Janet Vaughan
Other Rachel Bunce (film)
Lighting Tom Langford
Sound Duncan Grimley
Stage ManagerKirsty Smith
Performer Stephanie Ridings

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