Runtime: 1h 15m
Lung is a company who don’t just see themselves as artists but also as campaigners. They make theatre which doesn’t just matter but makes a difference because they see art as a means to tell people’s stories and fuel campaigns for change. They do that while still looking for novel, artistic ways to present their work. Woodhill is a case in point, a verbatim dance theatre piece that probes three deaths in the high-security Milton Keynes prison, Woodhill, where there have been 33 suicides. Woodhill is a compelling, relentlessly restless piece of theatre. It is devastating and almost unbearable to watch. But in a good way. You want to avert your eyes and close your ears. But you don’t. You can’t. Cutting through all the noise and movement are the still-quiet voices of the bereaved families. Remarkable.
Three men at Woodhill prison are dead. The families demand answers. This is a call to arms about the crisis facing prisons. Gut punching choreography and unflinching beats shine a light on the hidden story of HMP Woodhill. Lyrically told in their own words, three families investigate what happened to their boys. What they discover is so haunting, it turns their world upside down. Age Recommendation: 16+