Black Roses

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Black Roses

The killing of Sophie Lancaster.

You may well remember the horror of this real life story, so touched and moved seemed the whole country by the shockingly violent death of a young girl in a park, beaten to death for dressing like a 'goth'.

Sophie died in 2007 and since then, a foundation set up in her name by her mother has done much to counter the mentality which sees difference and sub culture as a threat. 

Poet Simon Armitage created the long prose poem about the event, 'Black Roses', first adapted into a BBC radio programme and now a film, and this premiere at Dancehouse includes a screening plus an audience with Sylvia Lancaster (Sophie's Mum), Simon Armitage, and actors Julie Hesmondhalgh, the brilliant Rachel Austin (playing Sophie) & Susan Roberts.


By: Rob Martin

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