Published by Oberon Books http://oberonbooks.com/inside
“Its impact on the audience was startling and, for me, it was a most convincing theatrical representation of life in prison” Sir Ian McKellan
INSIDE was our first professional production. It was initially researched in Rochester prison in 2008 with a young fathers group. Our cast had experience of homelessness; unemployment, prison or probation and we worked with them for two years to create an impressive team of actors, workshop leaders and role models for young people facing similar problems.
In 2010 we were funded by the Arts Council to stage INSIDE in the Studio Theatre at the Roundhouse in Camden where we had a sell out run to great critical acclaim. The production attracted a hugely diverse audience and we were overwhelmed by the response of both traditional theatregoers and younger audiences for whom this was their first theatre experience.
The Roundhouse box office reported that:
13 of the 16 performances during the run were completely SOLD OUT
70% of bookings for INSIDE were FIRST TIME bookers