by Matt Parvin
They said I was violent. You’re the ‘victim’ – what do you think?
Ten years ago, Bella Soroush’s life was ruined by one of her pupils – Kane McCarthy. She has gradually rebuilt things – new school, new town, new friends – and finally feels at home in the depths of the countryside.
Now Kane is back in her classroom, armed with relics of the past and demanding an apology.
As the truths they've clung to begin to collapse, teacher and pupil are forced to confront their prejudices and the shared history that has bound them together.
Set over a single evening, Jam is a relentless, incendiary new drama that interrogates social fault-lines in Britain today, and the tension between truth and justice.
Writer Matt Parvin
Director Tommo Fowler
Designer Emma Bailey
Lighting Designer Peter Harrison
Sound Designer Alexandra Faye Braithwaite
Movement & Fight Director Ailin Conant
Assistant Director Sari Shrayteh
Production Manager Anoushka Hughes-Lewis
Stage Manager Rachel Graham
Producer Annabel Williamson for W14 Productions