Published: 15/03/2014 00:38 - Updated: 14/03/2014 09:12

Christine's behind bars experience inspires new play

Meg Fraser, Rebecca Elise and Molly Innes in a scene from 'Dare to Care'. Photograph: Eamonn McGoldrick.
Meg Fraser, Rebecca Elise and Molly Innes in a scene from 'Dare to Care'. Photograph: Eamonn McGoldrick.

PLAYWRIGHT Christine Lindsay has 20 years of experience to draw on for her play Dare To Care, which takes audience into the heart of the women’s prison system, past and present.

A former prison officer at Scotland’s main women’s prison, HMP Corton Vale, Lindsay’s background feeds into what she hopes is a truthful look at the experience of Scotland’s women behind bars.

"People say ‘write what you know’ and, of course, I didn’t need to dig very far to get material, " Lindsay said.

" I haven’t just picked out 13 women and told their stories, though. The stories in Dare To Care are a conglomeration of a vast range of people I knew and worked with — I’ve change the names to protect the guilty

."But it wasn’t written for shock value. It was just written as a play, so we’ll see what comes out of it."

Dare to Care, written by Christine Lindsay and directed by Muriel Romanes for Stellar Quines and Fife Cultural Trust, is at the OneTouch Theatre, Eden Court, at 8pm on Saturday.

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