Barnstaple's Fringe Theatre Festival
June 23rd-26th 2016

The Sentence

Lytton Productions

age 10+

60 mins

The Sentence is the story of John Scrivener who in the 16th century was sentenced to death by burning. His crime was to translate the Bible into English. His daughter Joan was sentenced to light the fire. Both are the victims of illogical and unreasonable rules which have an angry redolence for anyone who is confronted by an insane enforcement of law which is outdated, outmoded and cruel.

This powerful two actor play explores the themes of language and justice looking at the difficulties facing people who dare to challenge authority.