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Donmar Warehouse, London ****
Runs: 1hr 55 mins without interval
Review of perf seen Oct 18, 2019:

100 scenes, a cast of sixteen and a set of skeletal frames, each one a different room, atmosphere, ambience, telling a different story.

© Helen Maybaniks, Rosie Elnile's set for Maria Aberg's haunting, hard-hitting production, every space telling a different story...

© Helen Maybaniks, Rosie Elnile’s set for Maria Aberg’s haunting, hard-hitting production, every space telling a different story…

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Inside Bitch

Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London ***
Runs: 1hr 05 mins without interval 
Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Mar 5, 2019:

© Ali Wright, Lucy Edkins, TerriAnn Oudjar, Jennifer Joseph, Jade Small

© Ali Wright, Lucy Edkins, TerriAnn Oudjar, Jennifer Joseph, Jade Small

Clean Break, the company that transforms the lives of ex prisoners through theatre are in celebratory mood. This is their 40th anniversary year and what an amazing and bravely innovating idea it was when two former inmates got together to start the company and bring new hope and life for women prisoners emerging from the criminal justice system.

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House & Among the Reeds

The Yard, London (***)

© Jane Hobson, Jan Le (Gillian) hiding out in Amongst the Reeds

© Jane Hobson, Jan Le (Gillian) hiding out in Amongst the Reeds

Over three decades, Clean Break has proved invaluable as a pathway to rebuilding new lives for women affected by or caught up in the criminal justice system. Continue reading

Joanne

Soho Upstairs, London (****)

© Katherine Leedale

© Katherine Leedale

Clean Break, 36 years young and going strong. The company formed by two women ex-prisoners in 1979 keeps going from strength to strength though this production is only the tip of the iceberg. Like so many theatre companies these days, a vital educational programme runs alongside its public work. Continue reading