Key Change is heading to New York!
Going to Edinburgh Fringe Festival has been a real adventure and we couldn't ask for a more talented, dedicated and really amazing team to hold and share the voices of the women who devised the piece. Ending on such a high and taking Key Change to Cornton Vale women's prison before next morning winning the 'Best of Edinburgh' Award with a New York run in January is everything we could have hoped for and more.
There are a lot of thanks to be said - first to the women we collaborated with - their spirit, strength and laughter makes this play what it is. To all our team - each and everyone has worked unbelievably hard to make this show what it is. To Dilly Arts who commissioned the project and made it possible for us to go into the prison, to the staff at HMP Low Newton, to Northern Stage for supporting us to come to Edinburgh in their brilliant programme - (and a big thank you to all the Northern Stage volunteers who have been such supportive, welcoming and friendly faces everyday), to every person who donated to help us come to Edinburgh and who came to see the show and last but not least to Live Theatre Newcastle and Summerhall.
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"