Written and Performed by Stephanie Ridings
Directed by Jonathan V McGrath
“I’m trying to understand why British women fall in love with men on death row. I’m corresponding with Jonny, incarcerated in Texas. I’m trying to understand how the death penalty fits into our world. I’m trying not to be judgemental.”
This is an exploration into unconventional love, state homicide and cats.
The performance will be followed by a conversation between Stephanie Ridings and Robert Priseman, fine artist and co-author of ‘No Human Way to Kill’.
Stephanie Ridings is a writer/performer. Her most recent work, Unknown Male, opened at Birmingham REP to critical acclaim and was awarded the 2014 Peter Brook/Mark Marvin Award. In March 2016 she created, Dylan’s Parents, for Live Lunch, the Royal Court.
WINNER: ARTS AWARD VOICE – PICK OF EDINBURGH FRINGE 2016
“Ridings captures the audience using a unique style that’ll make you feel like you’re at home watching a Netflix documentary.”
★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“Equal parts shocking and straightforward, this carefully crafted and beautifully told story makes you both sympathise with the decisions made and question what you might do in the circumstances.”
★★★★ Across the Arts
A Bite Size commissioned from China Plate, mac birmingham and Warwick Arts Centre.
Supported by Birmingham REP, Produced by Pippa Frith.
Supported by Arts Council England, The Sir Barry Jackson Trust and the Peggy Ramsay Foundation