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A righteous Goliath

One theatre company’s work with ex-offenders

By Danny Kruger   October 2009

Jeremiah is big, that’s the first thing and the main thing you notice; he says it’s why he can’t get normal work. The muscles and the jewellery don’t help either, I reckon, but the size is what matters: nearly seven feet of young man is a lot for a boss to swallow. He doesn’t try for normal work, anyway—he’s going to be an actor, a singer, a boxer.

His mum kicked him out when he was 17, and “I turned to the people I knew,” robbers and dealers. Things got better before they got worse: he won a basketball scholarship…

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