no women in prison by 2015

eXclusion is now into it’s run at the wonderful Waterloo East Theatre and we have had a lovely response from our audiences. We would like to extend our thanks to Gerald Armin and everyone at Waterloo East, we have been made to feel really welcome. We would also like to thank our brilliant technical crew, without whom, there would be no show. Great work all.

We were featured in yesterday’s Wharf newspaper. You can read the interview with Ali and Deborah by clicking on this link: http://www.wharf.co.uk/2011/11/prison-play-leaves-verdict-to.html

Tonight, Friday 11th November is ‘pay what you can night‘, so come along and put in whatever you can afford.

On Thursday 17th November we are having a gala evening with a post show discussion with a panel of invited guests and led by Rachel Halford Director of Women In  Prison. It promises to be a fascinating debate, particularly in light of Prisons Minister Crispin Blunt’s announcement yesterday that he is aiming for no women to be in prison by 2015. So come along and find out the panel’s response to that one!

See you at the theatre

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Tickets for eXclusion at Waterloo East Theatre now on sale!

We are delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for eXclusion at Waterloo East Theatre. Book now to avoid disappointment at http://www.waterlooeast.co.uk/ (no booking fees, whoop!).

8th – 27th November 2011 (not Mondays) Tues – Sat 7.30pm, Sun 5pm
The running time is 65 minutes so plenty of time to go to the pub or for dinner to discuss the play afterwards!
Tickets are £12 and £10 concessions, which includes Equity members.
On Friday 11th November we are having a ‘Pay What You Can’ night. In addition, we are offering group bookings for any show of 10 people, an extra ticket for free.

As many of the themes in eXclusion tie in with elements of the national curriculum, we are currently putting together an educational resource pack for school/college groups, so if you are interested in finding out more about that, then do get in touch with us on email whoopnwail@gmail.com or via our website.

It’s all systems go for Whoop ‘n’ Wail as we prepare for our London run, shortly followed by a week at South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell. The very talented Stewart Calladine, who designed the Whoop ‘n’ Wail logo and the striking eXclusion image, is currently working on the flyer and poster for the show, so watch this space. We are very much looking forward to teaming up again with our director Paul Taylor and the brilliant actress Jennifer Nicholas for rehearsals in the next couple of weeks.

So spread the word and see you at the show!

New dates for eXclusion

BREAKING NEWS!

With the Edinburgh Festival run under our belts it is time to bring eXclusion to London!  Whoop ‘n’ Wail are proud to announce they will be presenting eXclusion at the Waterloo East Theatre in November 2011, followed by a week at the South Hill Park Studio Theatre in Bracknell in December 2011.

Tickets are available from Waterloo East with NO BOOKING FEE!
Group discounts available for Schools/Colleges

8-27 Nov: Waterloo East Theatre: 0207 928 0060 / www.waterlooeast.co.uk
13-18 Dec: South Hill Park Studio: 01344 484 123 / www.southhillpark.org.uk

eXclusion – the journey continues…

Since its inception, eXclusion has had an uncanny knack of fitting the news story of the day, keeping it both current and relevant.   From rehearsing scenes about a disaffected young offender during the London Riots and performing the piece (which comments on reality TV ) during the launch of the new series of X Factor, eXclusion – a play which addresses the incarceration of women and Trial By Media – now has its English premiere in the wake of the Amanda Knox trial.   With more people voting for reality shows than elections, and prison reform at the forefront of party politics,  Whoop ‘n’ Wail’s eXclusion has its finger well and truly on the pulse.

Hot Press For eXclusion

Clever and original
The Scotsman
An engaging play…delivered with panache
Damo Bullen
A good concept and a good translation to stage…
Three different stories challenge the audience to a constant change of perspectives and sympathies
ThreeWeeks
 
The relationships that develop between the three characters 
are sweet and endearing
The Public Reviews
The fact that it is almost impossible to choose a winner is a testament to the success of the drama, owing to strong performances from Ali Kemp, Deborah Klayman and Jennifer Nicholas, a charismatic trio whose dynamic as a collective is powerful enough to tell the story without the aid of gimmicks.
The Scotsman