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There Are Mountains

 
There Are Mountains by Chloë Moss
 
There Are Mountains by Chloë Moss
 
There Are Mountains by Chloë Moss
 
There Are Mountains by Chloë Moss
 
There Are Mountains by Chloë Moss
 
There Are Mountains by Chloë Moss
 
There Are Mountains by Chloë Moss
 
There Are Mountains by Chloë Moss
 
There Are Mountains by Chloë Moss
 
There Are Mountains by Chloë Moss
written by Chloë Moss
directed by Imogen Ashby
venue: HM Prison & YOI Askham Grange, Askham Richard, York
29.11.12 to 30.11.12

29/30 November at 6.30pm

30 November matinee at 2pm

Creatives

Associate Director Juliet Knight
Designer Hattie Spice
Sound Designer Emma Laxton
Production Manager Bo Barton
Stage Managers Claire Essex and Alison Pottinger
Costume Supervisor Sian Harris
Lighting Designer Aideen Malone

Out for the day. Out for good. I feel like it's tattooed on my forehead.

Six women share a room in a prison dormitory. Rae reads poetry, Mo thinks she is going to die, Margaret writes letters, Sonia watches loud television, and Julia copes with sarcasm. Catherine tries to get ready. Preparing for release:  town visits, home visits, pep talks and nerves; the stakes are high and expectations mounting for Catherine and the people in her life.

Acclaimed actor Zawe Ashton (Dreams of a Life, Fresh Meat) joins a cast of eight residents at HM Prison & YOI Askham Grange to perform a play created for them by award-winning playwright Chloë Moss. There Are Mountains is a new play set at the moment of release from prison and the impact on one woman, her family and her community.

HM Prison & YOI Askham Grange is located just outside of York in the village of Askham Richard.

cast

Zawe Ashton

Zawe Ashton

It's the most positive experience I've ever had in jail.

Participant

[The participants have gained] huge leaps in confidence; better group skills & are better at getting over difficulties; sticking with something and not bottling it; maturity; a sense of pride.

Member of Staff, HMP Askham Grange

It blew me away! Couldn't speak for about 20 minutes!  

Audience Member

The quality of the production was outstanding and the concrete benefits that at least several of the participants derived from it--a boost to self-confidence as well as professional experience--will be valuable. 

The Economist