the mulligan collection: forgiveness

In partnership with The Forgiveness Project

28th Feb - 4th March

Venue: Studio 

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.

Ian Done A Bad Thing

Feb 28th, Mar 1st, 2nd: 18:00

Mar 4th: 13:00

Ian Newman is on death row, he did it, he is guilty. 12 years after the crime he is still sure he did the right thing. 

What do you think?

Ian Newman committed 26 counts of homicide, murder one. He was tried, convicted and sentenced. Today is the day of his execution, but before he dies, he speaks one last time to the person he did it for, does he still have their forgiveness?


Reflective Circle:

Sunday 4th March: 16:30

Together we will explore and navigate the unresolved issues and unanswered questions that emerge from the plays

Because our work is rooted in inquiry rather than argument we don’t claim to have all the answers but we love grappling with difficult questions – for instance how can human beings cause such unimaginable harm to one another? And sometimes we find that by digging deep into the thorny topics of revenge, forgiveness and justice, some clarity emerges!


Talk About The Passion

Feb 28th, Mar 1st, 2nd: 19:25

Mar 4th: 19:25

A grieving father is hell-bent on revenge of the paedophile who killed his child, but more immediately the publisher who published the criminal’s memoirs.

When the autobiography ‘Talk About The Passion’ was published, Carroway’s life was ruined as his son’s killer became a celebrity and he became the fall guy. Destroyed by the Press,  he is left at rock bottom so when he goes to the publisher’s office we can understand his rage – but can we forgive it?

Real Stories Told Live:

Saturday 3rd March: 18:00

Who is worthy of forgiveness? Join The Forgiveness Project to bear witness to real stories of forgiveness - from the perspective of both the harmed and the harmers.

The Forgiveness Project is a UK-based charity that collects and shares real stories of forgiveness to help break cycles of conflict and create a less vengeful world