TO SIN BY SILENCE WHEN WE SHOULD PROTEST MAKES COWARDS OF MEN
ANDREW MARTIN NOEL FRANSON
Written and Directed by Thom McKeown
Blind Eye is set in 1979, in a CID Interview Room, Holbeck Station, West Yorkshire Police. The gruff Yorkshire Detective Sergeant John Pearce is about to interview a well-educated young man, Michael Gallagher, based in Rochdale, on a charge of murder. The crime, Pearce believes, was racially-motivated, as the victim, Paul Dunleevy Phillips, was a 45 year old black male.
Gallagher offers a detailed outline of his version of events leading to the demise of Phillips, and which he claims was accidental. Once Pearce, through unorthodox interrogation techniques, secures this confession of sorts – Gallagher makes an unexpected and deeply shocking declaration that the violence was not borne from racism and explains in graphic detail his compelling reasons.
See this powerful play at this year's Edinburgh Fringe
The Stand's New Town Theatre
96 George Street Edinburgh EH2 3DH
Preview: Wednesday 8 August
Performances: Thursday 9/Friday 10/Saturday 11/Sunday 12 August
Doors 10.40pm for 10.50pm
Tickets £10/£9: outstandingtickets.com
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