Theatre first examines student's brutal murder

Salisbury Journal: Theatre first examines student's brutal murder Theatre first examines student's brutal murder

THE Nuffield Theatre in Southampton is taking on a project investigating the violent homophobic murder of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard in 1998.

The Youth Theatre is performing The Laramie Project Cycle; two documentary plays investigating what happened to Mr Shepard.

He was abducted, beaten and left to die tied to a fencepost in a remote rural area outside Laramie, Wyoming. This will be the first time that the two plays have been performed as a double bill in repertory in the UK.

The plays, by Moisés Kaufman and members of The Tectonic Theatre Project, will be performed at the theatre from April 10 to 12.

For tickets and information go to or call the box office on 02380 671771.


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