‘I’d like the people to know I’m not an animal. Did I cause harm? Yes.
Should I be punished? Of course. But do I deserve my human rights? Absolutely I do.’
The Examination is the award-winning production by Brokentalkers exploring mental health and human rights in the prison system. Performed by Brokentalkers’ Gary Keegan and stand-up comedian and former prisoner Willie White.
Featuring Brokentalkers’ distinctive blend of biography, socio-political discourse and breath taking theatricality, The Examination draws on historical research and testimony from current and former prisoners. With powerful imagery and a visceral sound scape, The Examination is an uncompromising and revelatory interrogation of an aspect of society too often ignored.
★★★★ ‘Superbly slippery piece of theatre’ - The Stage
★★★★ 'No easy escapes in Brokentalkers’ sly, provocative play' - The Irish Times