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Woman's Hour, Houses of Parliament and National Tour

Woman's Hour, Houses of Parliament and National Tour

We had a sell-out show at Battersea Arts Centre last night before our live interview on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour this morning (Tuesday 25th October).

And then to our performance at the Houses of Parliament this afternoon, hosted by the the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance, Clinks, Prison Reform Trust and Agenda (Alliance for Women and Girls at Risk) aimed to inform, move and inspire parliamentarians, senior policy-makers and decision-makers who need to understand the complex lives of women who come into contact with the criminal justice system.

Get your tickets for Key Change on National Tour until 10th December now - here is some of the feedback from last night's audience:

#keychange @battersea_arts was an utter delight tonight. Hilarious yet incredibly moving. Theatre at its best. Nice work @OpenClasp

#KeyChange by @OpenClasp was phenomenal, heartbreaking, & hilarious. Packed house & everyone was blown away. Go see!

There are precious few times I walk out of a theatre genuinely excited by what I've just seen. @OpenClasp and @battersea_arts, well played!

“Amazing! I felt furious (for the women) and also laughed so much. I’m not a big ‘theatre’ fan but I felt completely inside the play. Amazing acting and such an insight into something I have no experience of. Thanks for writing it”

 

 

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