Sugar is now available to stream on iPlayer

A theatrical piece created for screen, Sugar exposes the routes into prison, life behind bars, and the revolving door that catapults women back.

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Changing the World One Play at a Time

We are a women’s theatre company based in the North East of England. We place theatre at the heart of transforming the lives of women and girls.

We collaborate with women and young women excluded by theatre and society to create bold and urgent theatre for personal, social and political change.

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