My Song is Free

1986

Four women are shut up in a secret place of detention somewhere in Chile. Nobody knows they are there. They have ceased to have any legal rights. They have been ‘disappeared’. But they must discover if there is a betrayer in their midst, and in the atmosphere of political terror, no one is free from suspicion. And anyone might change sides under the pressure of torture.

  • Written by Jorge Diaz
  • Translator Paloma Zozaya
  • Adapted by Nigel Gearing

Cast

Angela Bruce
Olga
Stella Maris
Aurora
Maureen Norris
Rosario
Yolanda Vazquez
Jimena
Roger Allam (recorded)
'Canto Libre' singer
Clive Russell (recorded)
The Voice

Production Team

Susan Todd
Director
Iona McLeish
Designer
Veronica Wood
Lighting Designer
Helen Glavin
Music
Christine Thornhill
Production Manager
Sandy Bailey
Administration
Glenis Burgess
Lighting Technician
Helen Fitzwilliam
Costumes

Places and dates

Triangle Arts Centre, Birmingham
06/02/1986 - 08/02/1986
Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough
18/02/1986 - 19/02/1986
Chesterfield Arts Centre
20/02/1986 - 21/02/1986
Knighton [?Centre], Leicester
24/02/1986 - 25/02/1986
Drill Hall, London
27/02/1986 - 13/03/1986
York Arts Centre
14/03/1986 - 15/03/1986

‘Strong performances are emphasised by an almost cinematic use of lighting, and huge sound effects make this both physically and emotionally powerful theatre.’
Alix Lee City Limits March 1986

‘… it’s so trite to reduce this experience to the level of a ‘good’ review. It is good. It is so bloody good you’ll wish you hadn’t gone. But go, you must.”
Christine Eccles Time Out March 1986

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A selection of reviews

Commentary by Janelle Reinelt