Head-rot Holiday


December 1991. 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.
Head-rot Holiday at Hope Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Hope Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 27 November 2018
Closes: Saturday 22 December 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 18+

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Background


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.


Synopsis


'Christmas is a right frightening bastard.


If you can survive it in here then there's hope'.


December 1991.


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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Theatre


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Postal address:
207 Upper Street
Islington
London N1 1RL

Box office tel: 0333 666 3366

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 27 November 2018

Press night:Thursday 29 November 2018

Closes:Saturday 22 December 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£15

Concessions:
£12

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Creatives


Author: Sarah Daniels
Director: Will Maynard

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