Cell Outs is an award-winning dark comedy written and performed by two ex-prison officers. An unseen insight into the warped world of those working behind bars and the sacrifices made to ensure survival.

Harriet and Ella join a dubious grad scheme which promised to fulfil their wildest social justice dreams. Equipped with their humanities degrees and bright-eyed naivety, they’re catapulted onto the landings of London’s most dangerous jails as fully qualified prison officers – fresh cut keys, squeaky boots and blind enthusiasm.

An unseen insight into the warped world of those working behind bars and the sacrifices made to ensure survival.

Cell Outs draws on these ex-officers’ experiences and the stories of those they worked alongside.

“Don’t you think it’s pretty f*cked that a lot of stuff we do in the prison, like if we were to do that in the street we’d get arrested straight off”

About the company:
Harriet and Ella founded Glasshouse Theatre whilst working as full-time prison officers and studying rehabilitation theory. They’ve also been bringing theatre into prisons, running workshops for prisoners and people with experience of the criminal justice system. They’ve transformed their experiences as frontline officers into art that challenges audiences, reimagines the criminal justice system and interrogates society’s perceptions on privilege, authority and power.

CAST & CREATIVES
Performed by Ella Church & Harriet Troup
Writers Ella Church & Harriet Troup
Director Grace Church
Dramaturg Laura Asare
Set Designer Daisy Blower

Captioning made possible thanks to Digital 4

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