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"Shockingly realistic and thought provoking!"

"Shockingly realistic and thought provoking!"

Read some of the brilliant feedback we're receiving for Key Change on our tour of male prisons in the North East...

Feedback from HMP Frankland

"Excellent!  Really enjoyed it. Very thought provoking and hard hitting. Serves as a powerful reminder to staff about the issues female prisoners face and hopefully hits home with those who perpetrate domestic violence.  Hats off to the female prisoners at Low Newton who I understood helped write it" Mike Calvert, Head of Reducing Reoffending, HMP Frankland

"I thought that this would be a waste of my time but it was well worth it, the story was great and the acting was perfect, I'd watch this over and over again and hope they come back soon.  This story has already started to give me thoughts and reflections on my own life and future...thank you for  brilliant show" Male prisoner, HMP Frankland

"Brilliant performance and it really reminded me of the man I once was and the hurt I have caused others but also it has reminded me of how far I have come and the man I am now...brilliant" Male plrisoner, HMP Frankland

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