The Box is the new work from acclaimed creators of extreme political art Badac Theatre Company. It takes a hard look at the consequences on the prisoner of prolonged solitary confinement.
It follows the journey of one prisoner, struggling to survive the punishment of segregation and the descent into the hallucinations, paranoia and psychosis caused by prolonged isolation. A parallel story, giving an insight into an abusive background, gives the audience an understanding of the torment of a previous life, experiences that combined with the plunge into the physical, psychological and emotional consequences of isolation, can only lead to an intensely violent and destructive conclusion.
‘Out of the range of normal British drama. The visceral power of the work is extremely rare’ Steven Berkoff