head-rot holiday

writer: SARAH DANIELS / director: WILL MAYNARD
27 Nov - 22 Dec
7:45pm
£15/£12
Tues to Sat only

“Christmas is a right frightening bastard. If you can survive it in here then there’s hope”.

December 1991. In a secure hospital for the ‘criminally insane’, three women prepare for the Christmas disco. The parole board’s recipe for early release: put on a dress, wear some make-up… and dance with a rapist or killer of your choice. Ruth hears voices but distracts herself with karaoke. Claudia defies the racist nurses and longs to see her children. Dee applies mascara for the first time and is paid a visit by an angel. Behind iron bars, the patients and nurses of Penwell Hospital ask: in such a topsy-turvy world, who are you to say that I’m insane?

Head-Rot Holiday was first staged by Clean Break, a theatre company dedicated to giving a voice to women in the criminal justice system. Nearly three decades later, Weighed In mounts a special revival of this irreverent dark comedy from one of the most important feminist writers of her generation, Sarah Daniels (Masterpieces, The Gut Girls).

Working in association with Women In Prison, this production sheds a light on neglected stories of women caught in the criminal justice system.

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Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 2 hours including interval and contains strong language and adult themes. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS  CANNOT BE ADMITTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only. Due to pub licensing laws no one under the age of 18 is permitted into the building after 7pm.

Refunds and exchanges are not available.

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booking:
telephone bookings:
0333 666 3366
(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)