by Sarah Grochala


Tuesday 9 June - Saturday 4 July

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direction Steve Keyworth
design TBC
lighting TBC
sound TBC
producer Sarah Hudson


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 pass one by one before her unflinching lens – both strange and familiar faces – can they shake her belief in this world she helped create?

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.


The photographs that inspired S-27 are currently on display in London at Photofusion:

FACING DEATH: Portraits from Cambodia's Killing Fields
1 May - 26 June 2009

Photofusion, 17a Electric Lane, London SW9 8LA
Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am until 6pm. Free admission
Telephone 020 7738 5774
More details here
Photofusion and Autograph ABP are presenting an exhibition of  photographs taken of prisoners held at the S-21 prison in Cambodia, prior to their execution. These photographs are also currently being used in the UN-backed trial of leading Khmer Rouge leaders as evidence of their crimes against humanity during the four year reign of genocide in the 1970s in which less than 20 of the 14,200 prisoners are believed to have survived.


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