Have you booked your tickets yet for Tina Jay’s new play HELD, premiering this month? Check out the evocative trailer below and these striking photos from the rehearsal room for further temptation.
The production, directed by Richard Elson, has a strictly limited season from 6 to 17 June 2017 at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre, with a special post-show Q&A hosted by My Theatre Mates’ co-founder Terri Paddock after the 2.30pm matinee on Saturday 10 June.
Set in a modern UK prison facing all the crises and failing living conditions we have recently seen in the news, the story explores the desperate, broken lives of five inmates and the chains that bind them.
Developed from Walking (Winner of the Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Award) and Dog City (Lost Theatre), both by Tina Jay, and directed by Richard Elson, this uncompromising tale explores the harsh reality of an adult prison. The younger inmates discover nothing is free and soon fall prey to the rules and control of the older prisoners.
HELD is performed by a three-strong cast playing multiple parts: Jack Brett Anderson (Wolfblood, Don’t Hang Up, King Edward II at Rose Theatre), Duran Fulton Brown (Jason Bourne, Jekyll & Hyde, The Accident at The Lyric) and Anthony Taylor (Romeo and Juliet at The National, Sweet Bird of Youth at The Old Vic, Kick Ass 2).
Production photography by Harry Richards.