A Spotlight on Belgrade Springboard company Strictly Arts

Posted on 27 September 2017

Tonight is the opening night of Freeman, produced by Strictly Arts, one of Belgrade’s Springboard companies.

Freeman is inspired by the true story of William Freeman, a black man who was put on trial in 19th Century New York, and the first case to raise ‘insanity’ as a defence in America.

The story of William Freeman is used as a platform to explore the relationships between people of colour, the criminal justice system, and mental health; spanning from segregated 1846 America right up to the death of Sarah Reed in the UK in 2016.

The production stars and is directed by Corey Campbell, one of Belgrade’s Creative Associates. Click here to find out more about Corey, and ways you can support the next generation of great theatre makers.

The Belgrade Theatre Trust (Coventry) Ltd is a registered charity (no 219163)

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