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    Cell Outs

    Thu 27 - Sun 30 Jan (Thu-Sat at 7pm, Sun at 2pm)
    Tickets £12/£10 (conc.)
    Cell Outs is a dark comedy performed by two ex-prison officers.Cell Outs shows bright-eyed naivety turn to burnout & brutality.
    Content Notice
    Running Time 90 minutes
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Content Notice
    Content Notice18+, contains references to suicide, PTSD, violence, serious self-harm, drug addiction, overdose. Contains depictions of: Islamophobia, sexual assault, sexism, racism and the experience of incarceration.
    Health Notice
    Health NoticeThis performance includes the use of strobe, flashing lights, smoke & loud noises.

    Cell Outs is a dark comedy written and performed by two ex-prison officers. A tale of bright-eyed ambition, burnout & bejewelled batons.

    Harriet and Ella joined a grad scheme which promised to fulfil their wildest social justice dreams. Equipped with their humanities degrees and bright-eyed ideals, they started training.

    Just 6 weeks later they’re on the landings, fully qualified prison officers – fresh keys, squeaky boots and blind enthusiasm.

    They soon discover how prison skews a person’s perspective; since when did discussing Love Island with murderers become so everyday?

    An unseen insight into the warped world of those working behind bars and the sacrifices made to ensure survival.

    Cell Outs draws on these ex-officers experiences and the stories of those they worked alongside.

    “Don’t you think it’s pretty f*cked that a lot of stuff we do in the prison, like if we were to do that in the street we’d get arrested straight off”

    Supported by Arts Council England.

    “Keep up the good work producing cutting-edge theatre for everyone in London”

    Councillor Jonathan Simpson, 29 January 2018