Plays in Prison

I worked with Summit Arts on two original large cast Community Rock Operas at HMP Wolds Prison, East Yorkshire. The casts of ‘Liberty Street’ & ‘Subtopia’ were drawn from inmates, staff & officers and members of the outside community, with over 50 performers in each production. The working process involved prison inmates working with the Musical Director Hedley Aylott and co-writer Victoria Clarke to devise and script a music theatre play that was then rehearsed and performed in the prison alongside cast members drawn from across East Yorkshire. Other prison inmates were involved in set construction, lighting, and making of costumes and props.

I have also worked as creative writing facilitator at HMP Everthorpe Prison, East Yorkshire. This work led to inmates scripting, rehearsing and performing an original pantomime production ‘Cinderella & the Seven Dwarves’

  ‘Liberty Street’

Written by Victoria Clarke & Hedley Aaylott

Composer & Musical Director Hedley Aylott

Directed by Rupert Creed & Victoria Clarke

Lighting by Guy Hoare

Summit Arts Production

HMP Wolds Prison 1997

“Electrifying… a powerful set of performances which made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. The production as whole was vibrant, visually stunning and thought provoking.  A professional production which shouldn’t be missed” (Hull Daily Mail)

 

 ‘Subtopia’

Written by Victoria Clarke & Hedley Aylott

Composer & Musical Director Hedley Aylott

Directed by Rupert Creed & Victoria Clarke

Lighting by Guy Hoare

Summit Arts Production HMP Wolds Prison 1999

“Impressive and a delight to watch. The West End scale stage was breathtaking” (Hull Daily Mail)

 

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