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Anti-Violence Campaigners Welcome Acclaimed New Play
Campaigners encouraging men to stand up against violence to women have welcomed the success of Lynda Radley’s new Fringe play The Interference.
The play, which addresses the struggle for justice faced by a young woman raped on campus by an American football star, has been winning four and five star reviews.
White Ribbon Scotland, which aims to change social attitudes towards rape and other forms of violence against women, believes it is vital to get the issues discussed.
Davy Thompson, the organisation’s Communications Officer, said: “It’s terrific to have such a high-quality and effective play which will help change attitudes and stop victim blaming.
“A lot of guys try to hide behind a pretence that somehow violence is a woman’s fault, and it’s not. The Interference also looks at the legal hurdles victims face when they try to get justice and they just shouldn’t be there.
“It’s important to get these issues talked about and for men to make it absolutely clear that they think violence towards women is completely unacceptable.“The campaign against drink driving showed that we can make substantial changes to the attitudes of a generation and we really need to do the same with violence against women.”
The Interference is a collaboration between Scottish-based playwright Lynda Radley and Pepperdine Scotland, a theatre company set up by Pepperdine University in California which allows talented students to take part in the Edinburgh Fringe.
The play, which is on until 16 August, has attracted critical acclaim from The Scotsman, The Herald, British Theatre Guide, The List and Broadway Baby.
The company has also been working with Scotland’s Rape Crisis charities to help highlight the valuable work they are doing across the country.
While it is set in an American university, and inspired by events both in the USA and UK, the questions it raises go far beyond the campus.
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Notes to Editors
· For more about White Ribbon Scotland see http://www.whiteribbonscotland.org.uk
· The Interference by Lynda Radley is at C Venues C (Venue 34), Adam House, Chambers Street, Edinburgh from 3 to 16 August.
· The box office is on 0845 2601234 with online booking at www.ctheFestival.com
· Tickets: Weekend and weekday prices vary. Full price £8.50 to £11.50, concessions £7.50 to £9.50, with special prices of £5.50 to £7.50. See www.ctheFestival.comfor the ticket price of each performance.
· Time: 15.45
· Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Age: 12+
· The Herald http://bit.ly/2aRKcMW
· The Scotsman http://bit.ly/2b32ckT
· British Theatre Guide http://bit.ly/2aLUNr5
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