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Feeding the Darkness

‘Art Thou in Darkness? Mind it not for if thou dost, it will fill thee more……’ – James Naylor (17th century Quaker)

‘Feeding the Darkness’ is a 65-minute immersive performance piece which demonstrates the stark impact of state-sanctioned torture on victims, perpetrators, families and those who collude in the ‘process’. It uses verbatim monologues, dramatic monologues based on true stories, duologues, poetry and testimonies. It portrays a wide range of experiences from those of the mother of Private Lynddie England (court-marshalled for her role in the abuse of Abu Ghraib detainees), to those of a Kurdish asylum seeker at an appeal tribunal.

‘Feeding the Darkness’ 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 is brought to you by Journeymen Theatre in collaboration with Freedom from Torture Manchester supporters, and commissioned by Q-CAT: Quaker Concern for the Abolition of Torture.

Freedom from Torture is a national charity providing specialist therapy and support for torture survivors, and campaigning for a world without torture. Survivors of torture are at the heart of our work.

The performance is not suitable for younger viewers due to the disturbing nature of the content. There will be a Q&A after performances

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