Winner of a Spirit of the Fringe Award and shortlisted for Amnesty International’s Freedom of Expression Award, Freemanis inspired by the first man in America to plead Insanity as his defence and sees writer Camilla Whitehill (Where Do Little Birds Go?) and Strictly Arts examine the unspoken link between mental health and systemic racism.
Throughout time and across waters, from William Freeman to Sarah Reed, six true stories are threaded together and told through physical theatre, spoken word, gospel singing, shadow puppetry and more.
History is bound to repeat itself when the thumb is permanently bearing down on the loop button, so has anything really changed?
Age guidance: 14+Some strong language and some scenes of a violent nature.
Warning: Includes some strobe effects
Culture for a fiver
£5 for ages 25 and under, including organised school and FE college groups
Note: the Group Discount price does not apply to this offer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐“Outstanding artistic courage”Broadway Baby
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐“a production of sheer class and talent”The Wee Review
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐“Freeman is a revelation, a piece of stunning physical theatre” Guardian
Freeman is presented at Luton Library Theatre as part of The Hat Factory Presents, which offers a taster of the programme to come when the venue reopens in 2019.
- Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Luton Library Theatre
Luton Library Theatre opened in 1962 as a lecture theatre before gradually changing to a traditional entertainment venue with 256 seats and two side aisles.
The Theatre began to build up a programme of amateur and professional drama, film, music of all types and children's events. In fact a pretty long list of events that covers almost every taste!
All of this continued through the sixties, seventies and eighties. During the nineties the seating was changed to a more modern style and colour with a centre isle with a slight rake. This meant the amount of seating had to be reduced to the current capacity of 238.
In the late nineties and early noughties, there were more changes both fabric and technical makeup of the Theatre. This brings us up to 2009, when the Library itself closed for a major refurbishment. Some improvements were made to the front of house and bar areas of the theatre, plus the introduction of a new cafe.
Luton Library Theatre with it's 238 seated capacity auditorium and Bar Area. See Venue Hire for more information.
To become part of Luton Library Theatre's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at Fahim.Qureshi@LutonCulture.com
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Fri 26th Jul 2019
The Comedy Bar
Join resident MC Jake Pickford for an evening of stand-up comedy from the nation's up and coming talent.
Sun 28th Jul 2019
Music in the Museum: Bach's Chaconne for Solo Violin
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Sun 8th Sep 2019
Music in the Museum: Jazz - Jen Kearney
Every second Sunday of the month, Music in the Museum: Jazz presents the very best of jazz in a music performance taking place in the stunning Drawing Room, surrounded by the museum's unique art collection and with spectacular views overlooking Wardown Park.