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March 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Written by Chloë Moss
Clean Break


Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street
Colchester, CO1 1JH
Booking required

Written by Chloë Moss

Directed by Anna Herrmann and originally conceived by Imogen Ashby

“Are we here?
Oi! What’s goin’ on?
Anyone there?

We’re at HMP Bronzefield. They do this. Stop the van outside the gates then leave you sat there like battery hens.”

Travelling across the UK, Chloë Moss’s Sweatbox invites you to enter the back of a prison van in which three women share their stories of arrival and anticipation as they are transported from court to prison, from prison to prison, from prison to court.

Tickets are free but booking is required.

To book on this event please email  [email protected] with how many places you would like and your preferred time of performance.


12:30pm – performance 1
1:00pm – performance 2
1:30pm – performance 3
2:30pm – performance 4
3:00pm – performance 5
3:30pm – performance 6

Age 14+ – There is some strong language in the performance

The performance takes place in a confined space and the audience is asked to stand for the duration of the performance (12 minutes).

Find out more about #Sweatboxtheplay



Lewis Gardens, High Street
Colchester, CO1 1JH
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Hearing Loop: Firstsite does not have a hearing loop system in this room.

Essex Book Festival has a mobile Roger Pen hearing loop system, which needs to be booked by individuals in advance at least five days before the event. If you would like to use the Roger Pen email [email protected]