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Winners of Small Charity of the Year

Winners of Small Charity of the Year

We're delighted that we won Small Charity of the Year at the North East Charity Awards 2016.

The awards recognise the best of the region's charity sector and the companies that support them. The ceremony and announcement took place on Thursday 6th October and we were honoured to be alongside other brilliant charities doing much-needed work in the North East.


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