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About the Show Less...

A startling and affecting drama about a prison photographer. Read More >

May is an idealist. She’s fighting for a better world and has sacrificed more than most. So when the old regime is destroyed, she is rewarded with a job as a prison photographer. But as the enemy passes one by one before her unflinching lense, can they shake her belief in this world she helped create?

S27 is inspired by the work of the photographer Nhem En, who photographed the inmates of Tuol Sleng prison in Cambodia under the rule of the Khmer Rouge, and by painter Van Nath who painted Pol Pot and was one of only seven survivors of Tuol Sleng. Playwright Sarah Grochala draws on prison records and interviews with both prisoners and Khmer Rouge cadres to create a startling and affecting drama.

S27 won Amnesty International’s first Protect The Human Playwriting Competition.  


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 09/06/2009

Opening Night: 11/06/2009

Closing Night: 04/07/2009

Running time: 1hr 20 (no interval)

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Cast & Creative


Brooke Kinsella, Pippa Nixon, Jack Pierce, Tom Reed, Amelia Saberwal, Kate Ward


Director - Stephen Keyworth

Producer - Lifeboat Theatre

Author - Sarah Grochala