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Macbeth in HMP Gartree

Macbeth in HMP Gartree



Rowan MacKenzie reflects on the process of rehearsing and performing an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth in a prison and what it may mean for the nine men involved. I began as a volunteer at HMP Gartree in early 2018. Trying to establish a group of men to work on rehearsing and performing Macbeth was initially […]

New book covers a decade of theatre in criminal justice settings

New book covers a decade of theatre in criminal justice settings



Newly published Playing for Time Theatre Company – Perspectives from the Prison offers readers a resource for using theatre in criminal justice contexts, exploring ideas of identity, community, social justice and the power of the arts. Edited by Annie McKean and Kate Massey-Chase, the book analyses and reflects upon Playing for Time Theatre Company’s evolution and […]

Clean Break seek Development Manager

Clean Break seek Development Manager



Clean Break theatre company is looking for a Development Manager. The post is in the Development and Communications Team and plays an integral role in cultivating Clean Break’s development opportunities. The role will require the successful candidate to raise money from trust, corporate and statutory supporters. The Development Manager will build and manage relationships with […]

Head-Rot Holiday

Head-Rot Holiday



Irreverent dark comedy theatre from Weighed In Productions working in association with Women In Prison. Written by Sarah Daniels, this show sheds a light on neglected stories of women caught in the criminal justice system.

Clean Break is hiring

Clean Break is hiring



Clean Break theatre company is looking to fill new roles of Philanthropy Manager, Engagement Producer and Creative Associate. The Philanthropy Manager post is an exciting opportunity to join the Development and Communications Team and play an integral role in cultivating our development opportunities. The role will require you to manage Clean Break’s Individual Giving strategy, including leading the company’s […]

Bullet Tongue

Bullet Tongue



Play from The Big House, a theatre company working with care leavers and at risk young people, aims to get to the heart of what life is like for young people involved in gangs.

Clean Break announce 40th anniversary spring season

Clean Break announce 40th anniversary spring season



2019 opens with Clean Break’s first season under new Artistic Directors, Anna Herrmann and Róisín McBrinn – featuring new plays, performances and projects created by artists, high profile partners and collaborators, and Clean Break Members. Forty years ago, two incredible women in prison set up Clean Break, believing theatre could bring the hidden stories of […]