At a time when two thirds of UK prisoners re-offend within two years and when prison sentencing, probation and rehabilitation are facing hugely controversial reforms, Release
fuses high-energy physical theatre, an original score and mixed media to create an explosive yet moving insight into just how hard it is to go straight. Six weeks after release, three ex-prisoners struggle on the outside as they attempt to reconnect with the people and the remnants of life they left behind. Kyle searches for work but finds offers from old friends more and more tempting; Hitesh cuts himself off from friends and family and dreams of the open road; while Becky has lied about her past and lives in constant fear of being found out.
Archive :: production:T999871742, play:S01255717296, venue:V732
Suitable for ages 16+ Running time 80mins with no interval