Seven Years with Hard Labour

(Launched 8 August 2009)

Scripted by Christine Bacon & Sara Masters

This play weaves together four accounts from former Burmese political prisoners now living in the UK. Through their engaging, divergent and often humorous stories, a damning picture of a ruthless military regime is painted.

“The command came. The machine gun blew her off the armoured car. I ran to her body and she was already dead. 3000 people were killed on the streets that day. And I said, whatever I face, I have to stay alive to fight this.”

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