New play Mucky Kid explores protection of children

Wandsworth Guardian: Mucky Kid, by Sam Potter Mucky Kid, by Sam Potter

New play Mucky Kid, debuting at Theatre503 this November, explores topics of child crime and protection of children.

The story unfolds around a young woman called Mae, who broke from prison where she has been from the age of 10, having become a national hate figure striving for a second chance.

Director and debuting playwright, Sam Potter, grew up in Norfolk, near a Category C prison, which suffered a spate of escapes in its first year. On becoming a parent, she struggled to understand why a child might murder another child.

In her search for answers, Potter interviewed ex-offenders and studied the cases of Mary Bell, Jon Venables and other young offenders, which she summed up in the new play directed by James Farrell.  

Mucky Kid, Theatre503, The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, November 12 - -December 7, Tickets: £15 / £10. Call box office: 020 7978 7040 or visit: www.theatre503.com

 

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