After a successful run of Charged at Soho Theatre in November 2010, Clean Break returned to Soho with Re-Charged, a powerful distillation of Clean Break’s most ambitious production to date. Re-Charged adapts Sam Holcroft’s Dancing Bears, Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s That Almost Unnameable Lust, and Chloë Moss’s Fatal Light as a trio of performances on Soho Theatre’s main stage. The heartbreaking truth about the lives of women in the criminal justice system is exposed in these three new plays by some of the most exciting and distinctive female voices in British Theatre.
"Re-Charged, produced at Soho Theatre in March 2011, took three plays from our Charged season and remounted them on Soho Theatre’s main stage. The quiet tragedy of Chloe Moss’s Fatal Light, the kick in the solar plexus of Sam Holcroft’s Dancing Bears and richness of pain and joy in Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s That Almost Unnameable Lust made for a powerful trilogy.
Audiences enjoyed the fantastically quick turnarounds as each play’s unique design was created in front of them."
Lucy Morrison, Head of Artistic Programme
Erin Gavaghan is an experienced executive arts manager who has worked within both new writing theatre and contemporary dance / choreography.
Erin has been Executive Director and joint CEO of Clean Break since October 2018. Previously at Siobhan Davies Dance, she held several roles; most recently as Executive Director (from 2014). Prior to that, she was the General Manager of Soho Theatre (2008-2012), having also followed a path of progression from Front of House Manager (2005-2007) and Deputy General Manager (2007-2008). Since moving to London from Canada in 2000, Erin has also worked at the Royal Albert Hall as the Stewards Administrator and Natural History Museum managing catering services.
Erin studied English Literature and Theatre (Directing) at the University of Victoria (Canada) and attained an MA in Arts Policy and Management from Birkbeck in 2005. She has a passion for life-long learning.
Anna Herrmann has been working in the field of theatre and social change for twenty seven years, specialising in theatre and education with marginalised groups in the UK and abroad. She has been with Clean Break since 2002 as the Head of Education, leading the company’s award winning work with women in the criminal justice system and women at risk of entering it. Anna is co-author of Making a Leap: Theatre of Empowerment: A Practical Handbook for Creative Drama Work with Young People (Jessica Kingsley Publishers). She has an MA in Arts Education from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and a PG Cert (Distinction) in Race and Ethnic relations. She is a regular visiting lecturer on Applied Theatre courses at Universities across the Country and between 2006 and 2018 was a trustee of Leap Confronting Conflict; a UK based national charity specialising in youth and conflict. Anna sits on the Steering Group of the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance and is also a trained coach and regularly mentors artists in participatory settings.
Róisín McBrinn is a theatre director with over fifteen years experience working in the UK, Ireland and internationally. She has been with Clean Break since 2016 as the Head of Artistic Programme and during that time has directed Joanne (Soho Theatre and RSC) and House/Amongst The Reeds (Yard Theatre) for the company. She was formerly Associate Director at Sherman Cymru where she oversaw the commissioning and developing of new Welsh writing. Róisín has directed for the Donmar Warehouse (Noveccento), Sheffield Theatres (Afterplay), West Yorkshire Playhouse (Yerma), Prime Cut (Villa/Discurso), The Abbey Theatre (No Escape, Perve, Heartbreak House). She has developed new work for Soho Theatre, The National Theatre, The Bush, The Abbey and Sherman Theatre. This summer she is directing a stage adaptation of Roddy Doyle's The Snapper for Dublin's Gate Theatre.
"Re-Charged represents exactly what the Soho theatre stands for, and what a lot more theatres should strive to achieve… brilliant new writing with a purpose"
"A most impressive, moving, dynamic and thought provoking series of short plays. The acting is first class and the directing excellent."
"This is naturally beautiful writing that gets you by the windpipe. Don't miss these a second time around."
"a powerful sequence of productions"