‘Two half-sisters share an upbringing, an inseparable bond, and a history of addiction. When Gizzy chooses to move on and start afresh, Meg has to decide whether joining her is the solution or if she should risk staying in a place riddled with bad associations and memories of using.’
Clean Break presents Hours til Midnight by Sonya Hale, the first Clean Break graduate to be commissioned to write a play for the company, at the Southbank’s Women of the World Festival this Saturday.
Performed by graduates of Clean Break’s education programme, this short play gives a unique view from the edge, exploring addiction, resilience and women’s relationship to crime and punishment.
Clean Break uses theatre for personal and political change, producing award-winning plays and delivering a programme of drama-based education for women with experience of the criminal justice system. Sonya Hale is a graduate of their Writing for Theatre courses. She is currently developing plays for Synergy Theatre Project and Outside Edge Theatre company. She recently won Synergy Theatre Project’s Write Now III playwriting competition, and a reading of her play Glory Whispers was performed at the main stage at the Royal Court in January 2013. Hours til Midnight is also planned to be presented in criminal justice settings and at festivals during 2013.
The play is performed by former Clean Break students Jennifer Joseph (who recently appeared in the Donmar Theatre’s acclaimed, all-female production of Julius Caesar), Sarah Cowan and Cydney Denton.
Venue: Southbank Centre, London
Dates + time 11.30am, Saturday 9 March
Box office: www.southbank.org.uk
Tickets: WoW day pass: £12 / WoW 3 day pass: £30