L Budd-Verbatim

Verbatim (1993-5) Written by William Brandt, devised by William Brandt and Miranda Harcourt, and directed by Colin McColl. A six-character monologue made up of accounts of violent crime, based on over 40 interviews with families of offenders, families of victims and with the offenders themselves. Stage design by L Budd comprised of found components modified. Xerox text uses wording from Verbatim's script.

Link to the documentary by Shirley Horrocks 'Act of Murder' 1983  (NZ on Screen).

Images: include Miranda Harcourt & Verbatim set-up. Acknowledgement to 'Act of Murder'  stills.