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Key Change is going to Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

Key Change is going to Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

We're absolutely delighted to be chosen by Northern Stage to be part of their 2015 programme at Summerhall and take the voices of the amazing women in Low Newton to an international audience.

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.

Key Change was originally commissioned by Dilly Arts, and is presented at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in association with Live Theatre. Tickets are now onsale at www.edfringe.com

Critics Pick "a moving, intimate and superbly acted drama about women’s lives in a British prison" New York Times
★★★★ "Exquisite... Singing with an everyday poetry as if the devising process had unlocked a waterfall of creativity" Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
★★★★★ "A touching, empowering work that hits the hat-trick of great script, direction and performance" The Stage
"Open Clasp is truly a treasure of the north east that must be supported and encouraged to become a treasure of the nation" British Theatre Guide
"Open Clasp have the balls, the brains and above all, the sense of humour, to tackle issues in a fresh and beguiling way" Metro
"Open Clasp’s work shows a grass roots radicalism and genuine commitment, coupled with professionalism" British Theatre Guide