The Jumper Factory
I wait whilst the world carries on, whilst my family grow old, whilst my lovers move on, and I count down the days, and I wait...
How would you survive in prison?
Created in collaboration with inmates at HMP Wandsworth and written by Luke Barnes, this intimate and powerful new piece explores the stories of people behind bars and the resilience they need to face a world that moves without them.
This new production, performed in The Weston Studio, is presented by a cast of young men aged from 18 – 25, whose lives have all been affected in some way by the criminal justice system.
Performances on Wed, Thu and Fri will be followed by a 15-min Q&A with the cast and creators of the show.
Arts Ping: if you are a UoB or UWE student, buy two tickets for The Jumper Factory for £5 each. Sign up for Arts Ping here.
Pioneering Visiting Work double bill: add The Shape of the Pain to your The Jumper Factory booking and you'll get them both for £20. This offer will apply automatically upon purchase.
The Shape of the Pain
‘I don’t have to remember being in pain. I’m not sure that’s something we can do. And in my case, it’s irrelevant. You can’t remember something that’s still happening.’
One woman attempts to articulate her experience of physical pain. Pain with no apparent cause. Also, she’s met someone, and they want to make this work.
Words and an original sound score combine to create an explosive dialogue about love and perception. It’s an experiment in how we talk about pain – and if we ever do that in a way someone else can understand.
All performances are captioned, audio described & wheelchair accessible.