Shows and Events

Cell Outs

15 - 16 May

About the show

Cell Outs is a five star dark comedy written and performed by two ex-prison officers. Get an insight into the world of those working behind bars, and the sacrifices made to ensure survival. 

Harriet and Ella join a dubious grad scheme which promises to fulfil their wildest social justice dreams. Equipped with bright-eyed naivety, they’re catapulted onto the landings of London’s most dangerous jails as full time prison officers – fresh cut keys, squeaky boots and blind enthusiasm at the ready. Watch as their worlds descend into burnout and brutalisation as they sacrifice sleep, integrity and ultimately their identities to perform an impossible role. 

​​★★★★★​ “Hilarious, gut wrenching, and eye-opening” – London Pub Theatres     

​​★★★★★​ “Must see show” – World Stage UK  

“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.” 

Age Guidance: 15 +

Running Time: 80 mins

Content Warning: Cell Outs contains references to suicide, PTSD, violence, serious self-harm, drug addiction, overdose, sexual harassment and sexual assault. The show also contains depictions of sexism, racism, islamophobia and the experience of incarceration.

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