HOME & Sites of Resistance at MMU presents

Clean Break’s Sweatbox

Written by Chloë Moss, directed by Anna Herrmann, originally conceived by Imogen Ashby

Are we here?
Oi! What’s goin’ on?
Anyone there?

We’re at HMP Bronzefield. They do this. Stop the van outside the gates then leave you sat there like battery hens.

Chloë Moss’ Sweatbox invites you to enter the back of a prison van, in which three women share their stories of arrival and anticipation as they are transported from court to prison, from prison to prison, from prison to court.

Clean Break was set up in 1979 by two women prisoners who believed that theatre could bring the hidden stories of imprisoned women to a wider audience. Still the only women’s theatre company of its kind, Clean Break has remained true to these roots, and they continue to inspire playwrights and captivate audiences with their groundbreaking plays on the complex theme of women and crime.

“Like so much of this phenomenal company’s activity, Sweatbox is vital, humane work with real theatrical heft.” – The Stage

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  • Recommended age 16+
  • Running time 15 mins
  • This show contains strong language
  • Please note: this show is performed in a confined space and audiences will be standing throughout
  • £5 full