Sugar now available on BBC i-Player - Open Clasp

Sugar devised with women who are homeless, on probation or in prison comes to BBC iPlayer from 25 November 


            “Unflinching drama about society's failings” 
The Stage  

A probation office, a prison cell, a homeless shelter... Sugar is set in an abstract world where we meet three women all ‘doing time’ in very different ways, caught in a waiting space of continuous floors and revolving doors. 
Three survivors. Three voices seldom heard.  

Presented by Open Clasp Theatre Company, Sugar is an intimate piece of theatre made for screen, devised with women who are homeless, on probation or in prison.   

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The pandemic has exposed the vast inequalities that were already prevalent nationally. Communities who were vulnerable before and are even more vulnerable now with systematic inequality, racism, financial insecurity, domestic abuse rising rapidly, more women and young women reporting mental health problems and a rise in children living in and around the social care system. Sugar was created before the Covid-19 pandemic to honour the women who live with the realities of the system. Domestic abuse, childhood sexual abuse and childhood trauma feature heavily in each of the characters. It asks audiences to, now more than ever, empathise, to ask questions and it encourages change to the society that allows these women no safe place to live.


From the company behind the New York Times Critic’s Pick Key Change, and Rattle Snake, both streamed globally reaching an audience of 50,000 in 35 countries as part of the UN Campaign to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls.   

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