Presented by Right Mess

"Escape from Alcatraz, right- it's a true movie. It's based on true facts."

It’s Christmas Eve, and things look bad. Mum’s left, Dad’s drunk, and Granny’s been locked up. But Sandy’s seen the movies, and she knows what Clint Eastwood would do.

She’s made a decoy head, and she’s borrowed Dad’s bolt-cutters. Tonight, she’s going to Alcatraz. And she’s busting Granny out of there.

Alcatraz is a play about social care, responsibility, and how far we will go to look after those we love.

Suitable for ages 12+

Theatre & Performance
Varies27 Feb — 03 Mar
Cavern - The Vaults, Leake Street
1hr 00m
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About the company

Right Mess

Nathan Lucky Wood- Writer:

Nathan is a playwright and youth theatre practitioner. His play A Haunting was produced by the King’s Head in 2016, and in 2017 transferred to the VAULT festival and the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry ("the best thing I’ve seen at VAULT festival" **** - London City Nights; “the highlight of the 2017 VAULT festival” - Litro Magazine.) Other work includes Ham (Roundhouse, The Space) as well as numerous short plays at Bush Theatre, Arcola, Southwark Playhouse, Theatre503 and beyond.

He has worked as a youth worker at Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre, New Horizon Youth Centre, Haringey Shed, and Tender Arts & Education.

Emily Collins- Director:

Emily Collins is a theatre director and current Laboratory Associate Director at Nuffield Southampton Theatres. She was recently The North Wall Arts Centre's inaugural Director-In-Residence ; and is a Resident Director with Norwich-based new writing company, Hack Theatre.

Credits Include: ITCH (North Wall Arts Centre, Roundhouse, Green Man Festival); Cheer Up Slug (North Wall Arts Centre); Border Control, (Roundhouse, Theatre 503, Norwich Arts Centre); E8 (North Wall Arts Centre); Bottleneck (Theatre N16, Old Red Lion Theatre); and JELLYFISH (Pleasance Theatre).

Previous Assisting work includes: Jerusalem (Watermill Theatre); Fragment (Battersea Arts Centre/North Wall Arts Centre) and SPARKS (Old Red Lion Theatre).


Writer: Nathan Lucky Wood
Director: Emily Collins
Producers: Ellie Fitz-Gerald & Emily Davis
Cast: Joshua Asaré, Lainy Boyle, Katherine Carlton, Ellie Dickens, Alec Nicholls

Set and Costume Designer: Lizzy Leech
Lighting Designer: Rachel Sampley
Sound Designer: Annie May Fletcher
PR: Jamie Eastlake

Press & Reviews

Praise for A Haunting by Nathan Lucky Wood:

Litro Magazine: "Without a doubt the highlight of the 2017 VAULT Festival."
London City Nights****:"The best thing I’ve seen at VAULT festival."
The Reviews Hub ****: "Continues to haunt us long after the applause has died down."

Praise for Bottleneck, directed by Emily Collins:

ActDrop *****: "Immensely moving with exemplary acting and direction, this play really is unmissable."
London Theatre 1 *****: "A masterful, powerful performance."
West End Wilma ****
Views From the Gods ****