Mugs Like Us at The Space


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Prostitutes, razor gangs, drugs, illegal alcohol: step into the criminal underworld of Sydney in the 1920s. In 1910 the Sydney Police started taking informal mug shots of some of the people they arrested. Lost for half a century, the photo collection was uncovered in the 1980s. Little is known about the people in the photos, in some cases their name and offence is recorded but for others there is only a serial number which corresponds to a long lost file. Mugs Like Us is a trilogy of one-woman plays inspired by three of these photographs and imagines the lives and motives of Dorothy Slatter, May Smith and Rae Bibby.

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The Space

269 Westferry Road
Isle of Dogs
E14 3RS
+44 (0)20 7515 7799

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