The Law Society is generally on the side of the angels. Now it is one – in the theatrical sense. The Society is sponsoring the production of The Invisible, a new play by award-winning writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz (pictured). The Invisible will premiere at London’s Bush Theatre on 3 July: the topic is legal aid cuts.
The Bush Theatre says The Invisible is based on interviews with ‘real people at all levels of the British justice system’. The play aims to tell the stories ‘of those ordinary people affected by the cuts and to examine how they are driving ever deeper cracks into the fabric of our society’.
Lenkiewicz is the first living female playwright to have her work produced on the Olivier Stage at the National Theatre. She also co-wrote Ida, which won the award for best foreign language film at this year’s Academy Awards.
Society president Andrew Caplen said: ‘The theme chimes very clearly with our access to justice campaign.’
Obiter will try to wangle some free tickets as competition prizes, but in the meantime there’s more information at www.bushtheatre.co.uk.