An exciting new play chronicling the extraordinary life of The Guildford 4’s Gerry Conlon following his release from prison in 1989.
Who will ever forget the TV images of a wild-eyed, fist-pumping man outside The Old Bailey, proclaiming, “I am a totally innocent man!”
IN THE NAME OF THE SON charts Conlon’s remarkable journey into ‘freedom’ as he received and spent over £1million pounds, became a cause-celebre at the Hollywood Oscars and ran in the same circles as Johnny Depp, Shane McGowan and Daniel Day Lewis. Conlon seemed to have it all but away from the glamour, fuelled by an addiction to crack-cocaine, his life was spiralling out of control.
What emerges from the darkness is Conlon’s resilience and his eventual life-changing recovery to beat his demons and become a world-renowned Human Rights campaigner against miscarriages of justice, similar to his own. Written Gerry’s lifelong friend Richard O’Rawe and Martin Lynch the play explores triumph of the human spirit over extreme adversity.Tickets £14 (Includes £1 development contribution)