"To no one will we sell, to no one deny… justice" – Clause 40 of Magna Carta
Imagine a world where the Stephen Lawrence Case and the Hillsborough Disaster never made it to court.
Since 2012 the government has made sweeping cuts to the provision of legal aid. In this new reality, in cases from civil law to immigration, the voices of both the innocent and the guilty are in danger of never being heard.
In 2008, Rebecca Lenkiewicz became the first living female playwright to have her work produced on the Olivier stage at the National Theatre. Her new play, The Invisible, examines how the cuts to legal aid are driving ever deeper cracks into the fabric of our society.
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“As Lenkiewicz goes out of her way to avoid being preachy... we’re never entirely sure who the baddies are supposed to be. ”