Amnesty backs one-man show about life on death row

Echoes of TimAmnesty Croydon and Croydon Youth Theatre Organisation are backing a one-off performance by Swithin Fry about an African-American man on death row in Ohio.

The show is this Saturday, October 17 at 7pm at the Shoestring Theatre, South Norwood.

Dear Tim: Echoes of Death Row is about Tim Coleman – inmate A328139, pictured above – who Swithin believes is innocent, yet has been on death row for 18 years convicted of aggravated murder. Four years after he was convicted, another man admitted to being the killer, but Tim is still on death row – Swithin’s show explores why.

Coleman is allowed six mandatory appeals. His last appeal for a retrial, after a delay of more than a year, was denied and he is now on the last appeal.

Swithin’s show brings the audience into Coleman’s cell, where he recreates the moment when the letter about the admitted killer was received, was at this year’s Brighton Fringe Festival where it was described by BBC Radio Sussex as “a powerful solo show”.

There will be refreshments and a question and answer session after the show.

Tickets for this Saturday’s performance are £6 (£4 for concessions) from, or call 020 8656 1000.

CYTO’s Shoestring Theatre is at Oakley Road, South Norwood, SE25 4XG

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1 Response to Amnesty backs one-man show about life on death row

  1. Swithin Fry says:

    Big thanks to Croydon Amnesty and CYTO for supporting ‘Dear Tim: Echoes of Death Row’ last Saturday – the audience were wonderfully supportive and appreciative. My next ‘Dear Tim’ will be at the King’s Head Theatre, Islington. Details below. Tremendous thanks all round – Swithin Fry

    ‘Dear Tim: Echoes of Death Row’
    #Festival45: Mon 9 Nov 17.30; Wed 11 Nov 17.30; Thurs Nov 12 20.30; Sat Nov 14 13.00; Sun Nov 15 17.30.
    King’s Head Theatre, Upper Street, Islington.
    Tickets: £12 [£10]

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