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Available to watch as part of the 16 Days of Activism to end violence against women and girls. Click HERE to book your ticket and watch between 25 November and 10 December 2021.

Devised with women in HMP Low Newton to tour to male prisons, critically-acclaimed Key Change carries their voices over the razor wire in a raw, illuminating and very funny portrayal of women in prison.

Written by Catrina McHugh MBE

Directed by Laura Lindow

Winner of The Carol Tambor ‘Best of Edinburgh’ Award 2015, Key Change premiered in New York in 2016 and was the prestigious New York Times Critics’ Pick.

Key Change was filmed in partnership with The Space, a digital commissioning agency supported by the BBC and Arts Council to share with a global audience. It was available to view online from 25th November – 10th December 2017, coinciding with the UN’s International Day to End Violence Against Women & Girls and running for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.

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Commissioned in 2014 from an original concept by Dilly Arts.

Many thanks to Ben Hoare Bell for their very generous donation in supporting the pre-drinks and post show discussion at the Key Change screening event at Tyneside Cinema on the 25th November 2017. We were so delighted to have the company support us as we joined the global conversation to end violence against women and girls.