Was Francis Bacon right? Where does justice end and revenge begin? And where does forgiveness come in? In this participatory performance, Hydrocracker provoked, challenged and coaxed a group response to the question of justice.
The event featured public debate, performed scenarios - directed by Joanne McInnes - and a panel discussion featuring Understanding Conflict cluster member Dr Mark Devenney (Centre for Applied Politics, Philosophy and Ethics), Marina Cantacuzino (founder of The Forgiveness Project) , Jo Berry (founder of Building Bridges for Peace, whose father was a victim of the bombing of Brighton's Grand Hotel), and psychotherapist Robin Shohet.
The debate was part of an Arts Council-funded project to create a full-length "Revenge play", to be written by Hydrocracker playwright Neil Fleming. Feedback from the audience will be used in further development work by Hydrocracker.
Wild Justice was met with critical acclaim, winning an Argus Angels Award:"In increasingly uniform times, it falls to outfits as anomalous as Hydrocracker to incite the kind of purposeful debate enjoyed by brain-bothering individuals in attendance at Wild Justice"
- Brighton Argus Review. Read the full review here.