“I’m trying to understand why British women fall in love with men on death row. I’m corresponding with Jonny, incarcerated in Texas. I’m trying to understand how the death penalty fits into our world. I’m trying not to be judgemental.”
As seen on BBC2’s Edinburgh Nights, the award-winning “The Road to Huntsville” blends fact with fiction and is an exploration into unconventional love, state homicide and cats.
Stephanie Ridings is a writer/performer. Her most recent work, Unknown Male, opened at Birmingham REP to critical acclaim and was awarded the 2014 Peter Brook / Mark Marvin Award. In March 2016 she created, Dylan’s Parents, for Live Lunch at the Royal Court.
**** “Ridings captures the audience using a unique style that’ll make you feel like you’re at home watching a Netflix documentary.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
**** “Equal parts shocking and straightforward, this carefully crafted and beautifully told story makes you both sympathise with the decisions made and question what you might do in the circumstances.” Across the Arts
***** Winner of Arts Award Voice: Pick of the Edinburgh Fringe 2016.
Written and Performed by Stephanie Ridings
Directed by Jonathan V McGrath