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RLC “Endless Sentences” Webinar to include performances from acclaimed actors

27. Apr 2021

Chambers are pleased to announce actors Sudha Bhuchar, Zainab Hassan and Ashna Rabheru will be performing in RLC’s “Endless Sentences” webinar in association with Clean Break Theatre on Thursday 29th April which starts at 6pm.

A special preview of two scenes from Clean Break’s forthcoming play The Favour (co-produced with the Bush Theatre) will be performed. The play has been written by actress and playwright Ambreen Razia (Hounslow Diaries, Ilford Lane) and directed by Róisín McBrinn, Joint Artistic Director of Clean Break.

The play focuses on Aleena and her struggles to find her identity and position on the other side of prison. It explores the pressure the South Asian community places on her and the impact imprisonment of women has on their children and families.

Clean Break has an unparalleled reputation for award-winning theatre that keeps the complex subject of women in prison on the cultural radar, helping to reveal the damage caused by the failures of the criminal justice system. Through their unique work, they raise difficult questions, inspire debate, and help to effect profound and positive change in the lives of women with experience of the criminal justice system or who are at risk of entering it.

Co- Head of Chambers and Development Board Member at Clean Break, Gillian Jones QC said,

“It is a real privilege to have a live performance with these brilliant actors bringing to life scenes from Ambreen Razia’s forthcoming play ‘The Favour’. Through theatre and story-telling this will bring a unique perspective on the impact of prison on women. We want to have a broad discussion highlighting the journeys of women who find themselves in the Criminal Justice System and the effects this has on their lives and those around them. Only through open discussion are these stories heard and change achieved.”

Sudha Bhuchar is an award-winning actor/playwright and founder of Bhuchar Boulevard. Theatre acting credits include: Khandan (Royal court/Birmingham Rep), Lions and Tigers (Globe theatre) & The Village (Theatre Royal Stratford East). TV includes: Coronation street, 3 series Stella (Sky TV), Noughts and Crosses (BBC) & Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Zainab Hasan is an actor and writer. Here theatre acting credits include: The Welkin (National); The Shakespeare Trilogy, Henry IV (Clean Break & Donmar Warehouse), The Tempest, Henry IV (St Ann’s Warehouse, NY); Tamburlaine, Tartuffe, Timon of Athens (RSC).

Ashna Rabheru trained at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Theatre acting credits include: Outside/Two Billion Beats (The Orange Tree); Living Newspaper 4 (Royal Court); (Clean Break & Donmar Warehouse); Top Girls (National Theatre).

More info here: [ENDLESS SENTENCES]

Please sign up here (Registrations are free): Zoom

This is a fundraiser Webinar with proceeds going to support Clean Break’s vital work which has been severely affected due to Covid19. Please consider a donation, no matter how big or small here: [Just Giving]

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