Held is a play that was shown at the Tristan Bates Theatre in the West End throughout June, 2017. Funded by the Arts Council it is set in a modern UK prison facing all the crises and failing living conditions we have recently seen in the news. The story explores the desperate, broken lives of five inmates and the chains that bind them. Developed from Walking (Winner of the Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Award) and Dog City (Lost Theatre), both by Tina Jay and directed by Richard Elson, this uncompromising tale explores the harsh reality of an adult prison.

“Raw, shocking, thought-provoking … the story stays with you long after leaving the theatre” Stage Review
“Brutal and compelling , 4 stars” Boyz magazine
“Brilliant testosterone fuelled Orange is the new black” Vertical Line
“High standards of acting … their physical chemistry is tangible” Pocket Sized Theatre
“heart-wrenching and raw from the get go” We Make Movies on the Weekend

Jack Brett Anderson – Jamie & Fynn
Anthony Taylor – Sleat & Ryde
Duran Fulton Brown – Cal