Clean Break

Tags: New Writing

Clean Break's artistic mission is to create bold new plays by the best women playwrights. It aims to tell the stories about women and crime that are not being told elsewhere, taking this work into prisons and onto stages across London, the UK and the world.

Working with progressive female playwrights to make work of a world-class standard, Clean Break tells human stories truthfully to draw audiences in, capture their hearts and minds, and make them leave wanting to change the world.

Clean Break works closely in a supportive relationship with the writer; every play is approached with an unparalleled depth of understanding and knowledge of vulnerable women within the criminal justice system. The work seeks to expose injustice and to examine women's position in society, their relations with each other, the experiences they have in common and those which divide them. Writers are challenged and pushed to produce theatre that results from their specific connection to the women's stories that have inspired their work. The plays are non-didactic, subtle stories powerfully told.

Clean Break’s artistic policy is directly informed by the company’s mission

  • Image: Dream Pill Photographer: Rebecca Prichard


Dream Pill

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  • People on road: 3
  • Freight: No freight necessary
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New writing from Rebecca Prichard, about two young girls from Nigeria sex-trafficked into a UK city.

Production can be adapted for many types of venue from site specific to studio spaces. Maximum audience capacity is 100. We require a basic lighting rig and sound equipment including a double CD deck.

Wraparound work

Subject to availability Clean Break can offer post-show discussions and debates with members of the company for audiences that have come to see Dream Pill.

Clean Break also offers workshops targeted at professionals and practitioners in theatre or the Criminal Justice system, which draw on 32 years of experience and expertise in working with women.

Press Comments & Testimonials

"the company is producing some of the best plays around."

The Guardian

"Fierce talent…from an inspiring company."

The Telegraph

"I've seen the impact of Clean Break's work... it is an organisation that changes lives and changes minds."

Dame Harriet Walter, Patron

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Artistic Director(s)

Lucy Morrison (Head of Artistic Programme, currently on secondment)

Contact details

Helen Pringle
Administrative Producer

2 Patshull Road

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