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making theatre histories for the future
Watching Glory Die
by critically acclaimed and award-winning Canadian playwright
19 - 23 July 2016, Cockpit Theatre, London
The riveting journey of three women bound together in
Glory is a 19-year-old prison inmate whose defiant nature leads to an ever-spiraling clash with Corrections Canada. What can her mother do? What is the responsibility of her guard?
Inspired by the real-life case of Ashley Smith, who was initially incarcerated at age 15 for throwing crabapples, Watching Glory Die takes a bold dramatic leap from the news headlines to forge the kind of visceral lyricism that is the hallmark of Judith Thompson at her most powerful.
Victoria Fox as Glory
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