Clean Break and Royal Court Theatre

Inside Bitch

Conceived by Stacey Gregg and Deborah Pearson

Devised by Lucy Edkins, Jennifer Joseph, TerriAnn Oudjar and Jade Small

Inside Bitch Top / Details / Extras / The Company
Wed 27 Feb - Sat 23 Mar 2019

“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! “

Conceived by Stacey Gregg and Deborah Pearson, who both previously wrote for The Site Programme at the Royal Court, Inside Bitch is devised and performed by Clean Break Members Lucy Edkins, Jennifer Joseph, TerriAnn Oudjar and Jade Small. Clean Break and the Royal Court previously collaborated on 2014’s Pests.


We’re continually working to engage new audiences.

All tickets are £12 on Monday 11 & 18 March. These go on sale at 9am on the day so even if advanced tickets have sold out, there’s still a chance to see the production at a reduced price.

We also offer a limited number of Young Court Friends £15 tickets for all performances at the Royal Court. Young Court Friends is a free membership scheme for Under 26s. Click here to join.

And we run participation projects alongside all our productions. If you run or are part of a group that feel underrepresented in the arts and want to learn more about accessing the Royal Court, email



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Post Show Long Table Discussion: 12 March

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.

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"Glorious in all its disruptive, chaotic, provocative, fourth-wall-poking energy."

The Stage | JN Benjamin Read full review

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"Authentically put together and told with such refreshing warmth and honesty, it is a show that everyone must see."

Broadway World | Charlie Wilks Read full review

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"A flickering, furiously fast-paced education in representation, and who shapes the stories we're told."

Time Out | Alice Saville Read full review

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"Disarming and slyly educative."

The Observer | Claire Armistead Read full review

"It takes all the tropes that define our views of women's prison and holds them up to a fierce light."

WhatsOnStage | Sarah Crompton Read full review

“The space is filled with hoots of laughter both from the stage and the audience, but it is the silence that follows... which is unbearably telling.”

Stagedoor | Lyn Gardner Read full review

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Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Mon – Sat: 7.45pm (except 4 Mar 7pm)
Thu & Sat mats: 3pm (from 7 Mar)

Captioned: Wed 20 Mar 7.45pm

Relaxed Environment: Sat 23 Mar 3pm

Running time: approx. 1hr with no interval

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Age Guidance: 14+


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