Part of BiRTH - A Global Festival of Theatre and Debate
CLEAN BREAK: THESE FOUR WALLS
- 20 October 2016
- The Studio
The story of Becky and Danni, two women sharing a prison cell.
One is pregnant, one is desperate to know about the children she has given up for adoption. The play examines what it's like for mothers who are in prison, and deals with their experiences of separation, loss and loneliness with sensitivity and humour. It will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Mahala McGuffie, Governor of HM Prison Styal, and chaired by director Roisin McBrinn.
Acclaimed theatre company Clean Break produces groundbreaking plays with women writers and actors at the heart of its work. Founded in 1979 by two women prisoners who needed urgently to tell their stories through theatre, the company today has an independent education programme delivering theatre opportunities to women offenders and women at risk in custodial and community settings.
IN THE STUDIO FOYER
TAKE BACK THEATRE: UNDER CANVAS Thousands of babies are being born in refugee camps across the world, many have no official papers and therefore no national identity, rights of protections. This installation will give you the chance to hear recorded stories of women’s experiences gathered from refugee camps in Calais and beyond.
- Event Information
VENUE: The Studio
PERFORMANCE DATE: Thursday 20 October 2016
PERFORMANCE TIME: 4.00pm
TICKET PRICES: £3.50
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- Related Events
Wednesday 19 October
A SON SOON (China) & OUROBOROS (India)
Thursday 20 October
Q&Q (Syria) & ORCHID (Kenya)
Friday 21 October
CHOICES (UK), SO FAR AS A CENTURY'S REACH (USA) & THE BIRTH MACHINE (Brazil)
Saturday 22 October
B!RTH: FESTIVAL DAY
7 MANCHESTER MOTHERS
AN INSTALLATION CREATED BY THE ROYAL EXCHANGE YOUNG COMPANY IN COLLABORATION WITH 7 MOTHERS FROM GREATER MANCHESTER, IN RESPONSE TO THEIR STORIES.
The Education Lounge
Open all day, every day - Free