the mulligan collection: forgiveness
In partnership with The Forgiveness Project
28th Feb - 4th March
Ticket Price: £ 13
Time Slot: 18:00 & 19:25
Theatre Shows 60 mins each
Forgiveness Project Live 90 mins each
A weeks worth of work that's exploring the notion of forgiveness through theatre, discussion and art.
We are, all of us, capable of great deeds. We are, all of us, capable of terrible acts. It depends on the parameters, it’s nature, it’s nurture, it’s circumstance. We can all defend our own actions - we had our reasons - but can you ask another to forgive you for them? Do you care?
For us, forgiveness comes down to the rules you live by, and how staunchly you believe them. They might come from a monolithic doctrine, parentage and family, or just hard knocks and past experience. They are unique to you and everyone plays by a different set of rules, so with an uneven playing field what have we got to do to ask you to forgive?
We just want to start the conversation. And sure, we love the theatre, we tell stories, so why not have some fun at the same time?
We’ve created two bespoke pieces of theatre which look at forgiveness in different ways. A death row inmate talking to his muse moments before his execution and a battle of self-preservation between a grieving father and a publisher who stands to profit from his loss. We believe that the audience should have an active role in the theatre - they are after all who we make theatre for – and in this season each piece will give the audience an active decision on how the play ‘should’ end.
We’ve also teamed up with award winning international charity THE FORGIVENESS PROJECT to create responsive work to the components of Forgiveness with live storytelling, film and discussion. The Forgiveness Project uses the real stories of victims and perpetrators to explore concepts of forgiveness, and to encourage people to consider alternatives to resentment, retaliation and revenge.