Saturday, September 24

Tag: Canning Town Library

Elizabeth Fry: The Angel of Prisons – Canning Town Library
London

Elizabeth Fry: The Angel of Prisons – Canning Town Library

Created and written by James Kenworth, this production is the latest instalment of The Newham Plays.  These are locally focussed plays, site-specific and digging into Newham’s history.  This collaboration between writer James Kenworth and director Martin Charlton, draws upon the talent from the local schools of Newham, and youth theatre groups, under the guidance of a director and professional actors. Staged at the Canning Town Library, this celebration of the life of Elizabeth Fry, who fought for the improvement of conditions in prisons, especially for women.  Fry and her husband lived locally in West Ham and she helped the local gypsy community by giving them food, clothing, and medicine.  Elizabeth Fry or Betsy as she was known, is played by three different pe...