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Ollys Prison

A play by the world greatest living playwright. Produced by Unifaun Theatre.

Author is Edward Bond. Director is Chris Cooper.

Cast - Manuel Cauchi, Pia Zammit, Jo Fuller, David Persiva, Victor Debono, Steve Hili, Simone Spiteri, Joseph Zammit, Philip Leone Ganado, Michael Zammit Maempel, Leander Schembri.

Olly Prison is a play by English playwright Edward Bond, arguably the world's greatest living playwright, originally written as a TV series for the BBC. It will be directed by international leading director Chris Cooper, who has directed all of Edward Bond's recent work.

The play opens with a forty minute scene where a man tries to persuade his silent daughter to drink a cup of tea. We see how his character has struggled to maintain his self-respect despite not having a job, and living in a high-rise flat, and we see the anger in his character and how it has unforeseen repercussions for him and his family.

Mike (Manuel Cauchi) says that there is no difference between in prison and outside of it, and he is persecuted by a mad policeman. The play shows how society is obsessed by punishment, and that this creates the violence that it is supposed to be restraining.
Harrowing, but with streaks of jet-black humour, this play is not to be missed.

After the Friday 8th March show there will be a discussion with author Edward Bond.
This production is supported by the British Council, the Malta Arts Fund and the Malta Lotteries Good Causes Fund and is co-produced by Unifaun Theatre Productions and St James Cavalier.

This event is rated 16.

Dates are 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 March 2013
Venue at St James Cavalier, Valletta