Inside Bitch

27 February 2019 – 23 March 2019

Dates & Booking

Royal Court Royal Court Theatre
27 February 2019

Wed 27 Feb - Sat 23 Mar 2019 
Running time: Approx 1hr with no interval


Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Mon – Sat: 7.45pm (except 4 Mar 7pm)
Thu & Sat mats: 3pm (from 7 Mar)
Captioned: Wed 20 Mar 7.45pm

Running time: approx. 1 hour with no interval

Age Guidance: 14+

Post Show Long Table Discussion: On 12 March the performance will be followed by a ‘long table’ discussion. A ‘long table’ differs from a post show panel in that it is a democratic conversation – the audience are invited to take part in an open discussion to explore further the themes and subject matter raised by Inside Bitch. We’re pleased to welcome from Queen Mary University of London, Dr Caoimhe McAvinchey, an expert on Applied Theatre and in particular the testimony and documentation of theatre with women in prison, as host. This event will be audio recorded.

Inside Bitch

27 February 2019 – 23 March 2019

Conceived by Stacey Gregg and Deborah Pearson

Devised by Lucy Edkins, Jennifer Joseph, Terri Ann Oudjar and Jade Small

“You’ve seen Orange is the New Black. You’ve seen Locked Up. You’ve seen Bad Girls.  So, what have we got that’s different? Well, for one, we’ve been to prison.”

Created by women who aren’t guessing, Inside Bitch is a devised ensemble performance from Clean Break’s Members, a playful subversion of the representation of women in prison and how things aren’t quite as seen on TV.

"We’ve got the real shit, and trust me, it’s dark as fuck, and it will knock your socks off!

Clean Break and the Royal Court previously collaborated on 2014’s Pests.


Cast and Creatives

Jennifer Joseph

Terri Ann Oudjar – Writer and Actor


Lucy Edkins – Writer and Actor

Jade Small – Cast

Stacey Gregg – Playwright

Deborah Pearson – Playwright

Camilla Clarke – Designer

Natasha Chivers – Lighting Designer

Ella Wahlström – Sound Designer

Yassmin V Foster – Choreography
Edie Morris – Video Artist

Emma Woodvine – Voice Coach

Our People

Tracey Anderson
Support Manager
Eva Bush
Finance & HR Administrator
Imogen Davies
Individual Giving Manager
Maya Ellis
Executive Assistant
Mimi Findlay
Emma Kendall
Development Manager
Cath Longman-Jones
Head of Finance & Operations
Lorraine Maher
Participation Manager
Selina Mayer
Finance & Data Manager
Samantha McNeil
Volunteer Coordinator
Linda Morgans
Sally Muckley
Head of Development & Communications
Giovanna Pala
Interim Support Manager
Rachael Smith
Operations Manager
Jacqueline Stewart
Head of Participation
Claire Stone
Heritage Project Manager
Demi Wilson-Smith
Development & Members Assistant
Dezh Zhelyazkova
Assistant Producer


"glorious in all its disruptive, chaotic, provocative, fourth-wall-poking energy."
The Stage


"an immaculately well-managed kind of laughter, and when the fun comes to a juddering halt, it winds you."
Time Out
"gleefully explodes the preconceptions and stereotypes of popular culture... a snarky joy"
Lyn Gardner
"a celebratory piece, bouncing from laugh-out-loud gags to tender, honest insights into what prison life has been like for these charismatic women"
Culture Whisper

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