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About the Show Less...

An unflinching portrait of prison life on both sides of the bars. Read More >

Slaves is set in HMP Wandsworth, London, January 2010.

Rising star prison officer Chris Jackson knows nothing is simply black and white. His superiors don’t trust him, the prisoners suspect him and his girlfriend is being stalked. But after a sudden promotion, he needs to be even more careful.

Confronted by Paul ‘Jenks’ Jenkins, an inmate whose fingers reach far beyond the prison walls, the two men begin a fight for survival on opposite sides of an indifferent system which makes a slave of everyone.

Rex Obano’s play is an unflinching portrait of prison life on both sides of the bars.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 26/01/2010

Opening Night: 29/01/2010

Closing Night: 20/02/2010

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Cast & Creative


Adetomiwa Edun, Paul Bentall, David Burt, Cornell S John, Scarlett Alice Johnson, Owen Oakeshott, Beru Tessema, Rob Ostiere


Director - Nadia Latif

Designer - Lorna Ritchie

Lighting Designer - Michael Nabarro

Sound - John A Leonard

Author - Rex Obano

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