Play directory : Crying In The Chapel

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  • Author
    Pauline Stafford, Chris Coghill & Nick Clarke
  • Setting
    Strangeways, Manchester 1990
  • Overview
    Crying in the Chapel tells the story of the 1990 riot at Manchester’s Strangeways prison using genuine accounts from the incarcerated and their jailers. Frustrated from the overcrowded conditions and lack of prisoner rights, the residents of Strangeways incited a 25 day riot in protest; the longest in British history. This is their story.