Saturday 14 March | 8pm
£16 / £14 Concession
IN THE NAME OF THE SON is a superb one man show chronicling the life of Gerry Conlon after his release from prison in 1989. Who will ever forget the TV images of a wild-eyed, fist-pumping man, storming up to a bank of microphones outside The Old Bailey in and proclaiming to the world, “I am a totally innocent man!” But what happened next? What kind of man emerged from 14 years of souldestroying imprisonment?
IN THE NAME OF THE SON explores Conlon’s remarkable journey into ‘freedom’ as he received and spent £1million pounds, became a causecelebre at the Hollywood Oscars and ran in the same circles as Johnny Depp, Shane McGowan and Bananarama. Conlon seemed to have it all. But soon this lifestyle descended into a hell. Struggling to cope with powerful self-loathing, he was soon hooked on crack-cocaine and searching bins in the backstreets of London for food. What emerges from the darkness though, is Conlon’s resilience and his eventual lifechanging recovery to beat his demons and become a world-renowned campaigner against miscarriages of justice, similar to his own.
Written by Gerry’s lifelong friend Richard O’Rawe and Martin Lynch the play explores triumph of the human spirit over extreme adversity. A story of hope.