Researchers from the UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland at University College Dublin and the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick, along with theatre group Talking Birds will explore the devastating effect of solitary confinement in a new play, 'Disorder Contained: a theatrical examination of madness, prison and solitary confinement'.
This event is a major public engagement activity for the Wellcome Trust funded project Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland 1850-2000, and forms the final part of The Asylum Trilogy, which explores various aspects of the history of mental health.
The production will be performed in Coventry, Dublin, Belfast, and London during 2017, and will be accompanied by Expert Panel Discussions as well as post-show conversations which will be recorded along with the performance. The Dublin performance takes place in Smock Alley Theatre from 12th – 14th July 2017.
The organisers see audience feedback (both from the general public and those working within the prison estate) as crucial:
- What did people think of the show?
- How did it change their perceptions?
- What might change as a result of attending the event?
Book tickets for Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin from 12th – 14th July here.
Read more about the event here.
Listen to Catherine Cox, Associate Professor of History in UCD, being interviewed by Cormac Ó'hEadhra on RTÉ Radio One's 'Today with Séan O'Rourke on the project on Friday 7th July 2017, here.