The Examination

The Examination - Brokentalkers

Featuring Brokentalkers' distinctive blend of biography, socio-political discourse and breathtaking theatricality, THE EXAMINATION gives voice to a section of society often ignored. This provocative new documentary theatre performance explores the topic of mental health and human rights in the prison system. Performed with ‘stomach-churning creepiness’ by stand-up comedian and former prisoner Willie White and Brokentalkers director Gary Keegan, the global themes addressed are based on historical research and interviews with current life-sentence prisoners.

The Examination is a collaboration with Professor Catherine Cox, as part of the Wellcome Trust Award for Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000 and is supported by UCD Research. Originally commissioned by UCD School of History.

"Brilliant. Again and again The Examination pulls the rug out from under you" - Fest Mag