The Dead Rat Orchestra perform TYBURNIA

The Dead Rat Orchestra perform TYBURNIA at Lewannick Community Cinema

A live soundtrack to the film by James Holcombe - a radical history of 600 years of public execution

For over 700 years there was a site of execution at Tyburn in London. Here those who fell foul of political, religious and judicial reforms enacted by the state were executed for public entertainment and instruction. A study of those executed at Tyburn charts a history of the UK, illustrating the twists and turns of monarchical and political whimsy, church and state, and the birth of capitalism.

At our current moment of enforced austerity and social reform, Tyburnia explores the parallels between contemporary and historical notions of crime in relation to business and property, the spectacular nature of punishment, and the state's use of the body as a site for political control.

This performance is part of a national tour supported by the Arts Council.

Cert: - 60 mins.

Admission £6.00

BOOKING CLOSED - THERE ARE USUALLY SEATS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

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