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The Amygdala
On from 16 Aug 2019 till 19 Aug 2019
The Bread and Roses Theatre
by Sophie Fox
Genre(s): Drama, New Writing

- £10.00

About: The Amygdala

“You think that prison is where you need to be ‘cause you’re so tough that society can’t handle you.’s also the place you get a bed, a roof over your head...For me, right now, it’s the only place in the world where someone cares enough to check whether I’m in my bed every night. Even if they are getting paid for it.”

Kelsey is in prison serving a life sentence for murder. Thea is doing a PhD and thinks she knows everything there is to know about women who kill. But, as her friendship with Kelsey deepens, Thea realises she doesn’t know the first thing about fear or what it can make a you do. Based on true events The Amygdala is a brutally honest portrait of the life of a woman in prison that explores the limits of our capacity for empathy and forgiveness.

Inspired by the true story of Sally Challen, The Amygdala is influenced by research conducted by Sophie Fox in partnership with Justice for Women; a legal organisation that supports and advocates on behalf of women who have fought back against or killed violent male partners.

Lady Muck & Knot Theatre are two female-led theatre companies dedicated to social justice, new writing and unleashing burgeoning talent. As a company of female (trans + cisgender) and LGBTQ+ artists we are committed to promoting gender-equality in the British theatre industry by exclusively showcasing the work of female (trans + cisgender) and LGBTQ+ artists.

Lady Muck and Knot Theatre are collaborating on this project in order to support each other as female and LGBTQ+ led companies as well as the development of a new, essential play that challenges social preconceptions about victims of domestic violence, the criminal justice system and the "nature" of women.


Writer: Sophie Fox

Director: Tess Monro

Dramaturg: Hannah Jones

Visuals Designer: Dee Dixon

Sound Designer: Sarah Carton


Kelsey: Amelia Gann

Thea: Sophie Fox

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