Compact Failure was commissioned by Clean Break, the theatre, education and new writing company for women with personal experience of the criminal justice system. Read More >
Chelle and Denise go way back. Denise, with her loud mouth and long extensions, makes the ‘same old, same old’ of prison life not so bad. But when Denise leaves – no goodbye, no nothing – Chelle figures she’s just about run out of friendships. Then Ruthie walks in, bringing new hope and lots of laughter.
In a place where true friendship is gold dust and rules beg to be broken, Chelle and Ruthie dare to strike a bond despite everything that stands in their way. Question is, can it survive?