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Oscar-winning playwright depicts legal aid cuts

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Oscar-winning playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz will tackle the effects of the legal aid cuts in a new play which premieres in July.

The Invisible is based on a series of interviews with people working in different parts of the legal system. It aims to chronicle the effects of the cuts introduced two years ago on “ordinary people fighting for their right to justice.”

The play was specially commissioned by the Bush Theatre in Hammersmith and Fulham and asks potential audience members to consider the true ramifications of the cuts:

Imagine a world where the Stephen Lawrence Case and the Hillsborough Disaster never made it to court.”

According to the theatre, The Invisible chronicles “examines how the cuts to legal aid are driving ever deeper cracks into the fabric of our society.”

The play will run at the Bush Theatre on Uxbridge Road from 3 July to 15 August. It is the first ever play to be sponsored by the Law Society.

Read more here.

Lenkiewicz’s script for the film Ida won an Oscar earlier this year.

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