Children's Dayby Marvin Blair, Royal Court Theatre London, 2003

Scope and Content

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  • Email print out of schedule for rehearsal and performance of Children's Day and Iron , dated 27 Feb 2003.
  • Letter written by the author, Marvin Aaron Blair and sent from prison. the letter concerns his wish to add extra scenes, and requests general information regarding the performance of his work. Also cast list and extra scenes attached, dated 17 Feb 03.


  • Schedule for visit to author in prison and performances, 2003.

  • List of actions during performance, undated.

This production played on 27 Feb, 2003.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rourke was the director of this production, one of two she directed during her appointment as Trainee Associate Director at the Royal Court, the other being Gary Mitchell's Loyal Women .

This piece was written by Marvin Blair in 2003, whilst serving a life sentence in prison in the UK. It was developed during Voices From Within , a writing project at HMP Grendon in conjunction with the Royal Court Young Writers Programme. It is a 15-minute monologue, and played after the evening's performance of Iron , by Rona Munro in the Jerwood Theatre downstairs at the Royal Court.

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