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HEADROT HOLIDAY

“Christmas is a right frightening bastard. If you can survive it in here then there’s hope”.

 

December 1991. In a secure 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. 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?

 

Head-Rot Holiday was first staged by Clean Break. Nearly three decades later, Weighed In

Productions mounts a special revival of this irreverent dark comedy from one of the most important feminist writers of her generation, Sarah Daniels (MasterpiecesThe Gut Girls).

 

Working in association with Women In Prison, this production sheds a light on neglected stories of women caught in the criminal justice system.

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by Sarah Daniels

The Hope Theatre - Nov/December 2018

REVIEWS

★★★★★

“Mesmerising and deeply affecting… directed so ably by Will Maynard…an enthralling,
beautiful, and brutal play”

ITHANKYOU THEATRE

★★★★

“A terrifically performed and well written play... Anyone with an interest in mental
health or the terrible injustices that went on for decades in special hospitals should beat a
path to the Hope Theatre.”

THE SPY IN THE STALLS

★★★★

'Those in search of something real, raw and reflective should
admit themselves to The Hope Theatre and enjoy this rarely performed play.”

THE UPCOMING

★★★★

'Top-notch performances with impressive chemistry'

BROADWAY WORLD UK

★★★★

'Will Maynard exerts meticulous and sensitive direction…standout, totally
authentic acting… compelling stuff…'

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