Preview: The Stretch at 53two

Fringe theatre excites me the most – it has the creative freedom to tackle the nitty, the gritty, and the downright…well, yes, dirty.

MAP Productions are bringing The Stretch back to the 53two stage from 6 to 15 March, following rave reviews at the JB Shorts Festival.

Photo credit: Sean Mason

Written by Joe Ainsworth and directed by Simon Naylor, the piece follows Lee (James Lewis) who, after making one terrible mistake, faces a 10 year prison sentence.

Promising to be powerful, The Stretch will show the highs and lows of being ‘inside’ and is seeking to shine a light on the support given to those incarcerated and seeking rehabilitation and an entry back into society and civilisation.

Photo credit: Sean Mason

Written in conjunction with the Pastoral Team at HMP Forest Bank, and based on true experiences, the play will take Manchester audiences on a poignant journey behind bars when life takes a terrible turn after one horrible decision.

Head to the 53two website for tickets and more information. Unwaged tickets are available for each performance.

Review to follow. See you there…

53two, Albion Street, Manchester

MAP Productions


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