Key Change is going to Edinburgh Festival Fringe!
Have a look at our beautiful trailer here.
Key Change was devised by women in HMP&YOI Low Newton in early 2014 and originally toured to male prisons. It is a raw, illuminating and very funny portrayal of women in prison.
Written by Catrina McHugh and Directed by Laura Lindow, the cast are Jessica Johnson (The Space Between Us, Open Clasp) as Angie, Cheryl Dixon (Rattle & Roll, Open Clasp) as Lucy, Christina Berriman Dawson (The Bodies, Live Theatre) as Kelly, Judi Earl (King Lear, Contact Theatre Co) as Kim and Victoria Copeland (The Soaking of Vera Shrimp, Live Theatre) as Lorraine.
Critics Pick "a moving, intimate and superbly acted drama about women’s lives in a British prison"★★★★ "Exquisite... Singing with an everyday poetry as if the devising process had unlocked a waterfall of creativity"
★★★★★ "A touching, empowering work that hits the hat-trick of great script, direction and performance"
"Open Clasp is truly a treasure of the north east that must be supported and encouraged to become a treasure of the nation"
"Open Clasp have the balls, the brains and above all, the sense of humour, to tackle issues in a fresh and beguiling way"
"Open Clasp’s work shows a grass roots radicalism and genuine commitment, coupled with professionalism"