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Head-rot Holiday was first staged by Clean Break, a theatre company dedicated to giving a voice to women in the criminal justice system.
Nearly two decades later, Weighed In mounts a special revival of this irreverent dark comedy from one of the most important feminist writers of her generation, Sarah Daniels (Masterpieces).
With contributions from mental health charities and prison reform groups, this production celebrates how far our attitudes to mental health have evolved whilst providing a platform for discussion on the work that is left to do.
'Christmas is a right frightening bastard.
If you can survive it in here then there's hope'.
In a special hospital for the criminally insane, three women prepare for the Christmas disco.
The parole board's recipe for early release: put on a dress, wear some make-up … and dance with a rapist or killer of your choice.
Ruth hears voices but distracts herself with karaoke.
Claudia defies the racist nurses and longs to see her children.
Dee applies mascara for the first time and is paid a visit by an angel.
Behind iron bars, the patients and nurses of Penwell Hospital ask: in such a topsy-turvy world, who are you to say that I'm insane?
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London N1 1RL
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm
Friday ‑ 7‑45pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm
Emily Tucker - Ruth/ Barbara/ Helen
Amy McAllister - Dee/ Jackie/ Chris
Author: Sarah Daniels
Director: Will Maynard
Production: Weighed In Productions