A play promoting the value of restorative justice will be performed to the public for the very first time at this year’s Brighton Fringe.
Danielle Imara has written Danielle Imara’s In Jail, which critiques the British prison system through a narrative based on her own real-life experiences.
Danielle and her small theatre group are using Zequs, the global free fundraising platform, to raise money to cover the cost of booking a venue for three nights, as well as promoting the show beforehand. Pledges made through Zequs will also provide transport costs for the group and accommodation for the three days of the show.
Danielle is a first class honours graduate in Music Technology & Dance who served three months in Holloway Prison. She strongly felt that restorative justice, the process of bringing together the victim and perpetrator of a crime, is a more effective method of reducing re-offending than serving a regular prison sentence.
The cabaret-style show, complete with a range of original songs, dance and dialogue, is an autobiographical account which tells the stories of repeat offenders and long-term inmates whom Danielle met in jail. It questions the prison system in an entertaining way.
Danielle will play the MC whilst the Warden is played by Carmel Morrissey, who doubles as inmate Babs, who personifies the effectiveness of the restorative justice conference system.
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