14 September - 02 October 2010
Directed by Gareth Corke
Produced by Berislav Juraić
Designed by Rachel Szmukler
Originally a screenplay, "Olly’s Prison" has been adapted for the stage by Edward Bond, into a work of great theatrical intensity. Set in a simple city apartment, a father’s attempts to speak to his daughter fail to elicit a response, and eventually erupt in a shocking and tragic climax of paternal fury.
"Gareth Corke's production brings out vividly the cryptic viguor of Bond's language. And no praise is too high for Ewan Bailey as the tormented Mike, Elicia Daly as the devoted Irish domestic and Robin Berry and the obsessive cop." -Michael Billington, THE GUARDIAN
"This resourceful, snappily-organised production is more than worth a close-up look... The climactic fist fight is one of the best, and most upsetting, I've ever seen." -WHAT'S ON STAGE