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Class 10 Play

Clare Goodman —

Class 10 presents 'Soft Cops' by Caryl Churchill.

Performances will be at the Knox Church Hall, 574 High Street, Lower Hutt on Wednesday 7 July at 4.30pm and Friday 9 July at 7.00pm.  The play is approximately 90 minutes long and suitable for Class 7 and above.  

Tickets can be purchased via Kindo from Monday! 

Adults $15 

Students $10

'Soft Cops'

In a surreal, part-comic part-profound drama of ideas, Churchill renders Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish into an intelligent, entertaining play about state control. Vidocq is the trickster who is made Chief of Police, his criminal methods making him the very best of detectives. Lacenaire, an ineffectual poet-criminal, is made into a celebrity while the regicide is hidden out of sight. Pierre, adjusting the black and red ribbons on a scaffold for maximum educative effect, dreams of a Garden of Laws where every punishment for every crime is displayed to frighten the population into obedience. But the seed is sown when Jeremy Bentham shows Pierre that surveillance is much more disconcerting than spectacle.