Letter to Lenny

Text by Y.O.U.R.S. Div. Men, Malta

Below please find a letter written by the international young offenders in the Y.O.U.R.S. Division of the Corradino Correctional Facility in Malta to Sir Lenny Henry in preparation for a BBC TV filming.   

Dear Mr Henry, 


We have been introduced to the work of Shakespeare.  We are a group of ten people from all over the world and although our thoughts and opinions are different, we all think the same about Shakespeare.  Shakespeare is not just a name or an act, it is freedom!  Some of us will not see freedom in a long time, but like yourself we have found a place we can all be free and be who we want to be.  Mr Bruce Wall has given us the belief and trust to see a side of ourselves we never knew existed.  Throughout this journey we have learned how to trust ourselves and each other.  We are being given the chance to seek life on a different journey.  As you have done in your career we would like to do in life.  We hope with your help, through good old Shakespeare, we can achieve this.  


Y.O.U.R.S. Division


(Signed by all ten) 


London Shakespeare Workout LSW Prison Project

For more information on
Sir Lenny Henry please click here.