A PRODUCTION due to be staged in Southampton tonight is shining a light on shocking statistics which link school exclusions to people serving time in prison.

Over the last year, Mandala Theatre Company has worked with young people across Hampshire who have been excluded from school to create a dynamic new play Though This Be Madness, bringing their stories to the stage.

Director Yasmin Sidwha said: “It is an issue which reaches every town and community and that includes Southampton, so it is a story which needs to be heard.”

The Though this Be Madness Tour will be at the MAST Mayflower Studios tonight (November 16) for one night only as part of a national tour.

Tickets are available at mayflowerstudios.org.uk