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Prison Wings

Ryder, a young man in prison for 10 years, mostly spent in isolation because of his refusal to share his cell. Now he has a new inmate Charlie forced upon him because of overcrowding and this odd couple prison comedy plays out as Charlie is something more than just an ordinary inmate.

Written by and staring Darren Raymond as Ryder, this is a genuinely funny piece of theatre. The comic timing and dynamic between Raymond and Eddie Thompson as Charlie works well. And Raymond’s own experiences of prison gives the writing a sense of reality. The ending may come a bit too abruptly and the play inevitably contains some preachy messages given the background of the theatre company Intermission and its link to St Saviour’s Church. But these two points aside, this a well acted, highly entertaining piece of theatre.

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