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Through the Wire

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Through the Wire


Written by - Catherine Johnson

Director - Mike Bradwell

Musical Director - Adam Gerber

Choreographer - Shaun Paul Smith

Designer - Mila Sanders

Venue - Webber Douglas Studio at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Performed by - BA (Hons) Acting Musical Theatre students, working alongside students from the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice

Catherine Johnson’s tough and uncompromising musical play Through The Wire was originally commissioned as part of the National Theatre’s Connections Scheme in 2004 and since then has been performed by schools and youth theatres throughout the country.

Set over the course of a visiting hour in a Young Offenders Institution, Through The Wire sympathetically lets us into the lives of the young male prisoners, their visitors and the Prison Officers that watch over them. There are stories of love, loneliness, bravado, bewilderment and revenge and the play is punctuated with songs by everybody from Madness to Blue.

Catherine has extensively rewritten the play for this production directed by Mike Bradwell, who directed much of Catherine’s work at the Bush Theatre.

By arrangement with The Agency.


Dan - Daniel Egerton

Chris - Jamie Coles

Amy - Rebecca Daltry

Leo - Tom Babbage

Jo - Tiffany Parker

Becki - Sophie Delin

Max - Jonathan Wakeford (alumnus)

Tara - Helana Muir

Scott - Alec Porter

Shelly - Natasha Culley

Philip - Luke MacLeod

Penny - Kate Prior

Andrea - Ruby Campbell

Ant - Ryan Heenan

P.O. Bishop - Jessica Joslin

P.O. Robinson - James Gulliford

P.O. Greene - Holly Sumpton

Teresa - Susan Taylor

Creative Team

Lighting Designer - Jack Edward Channer

Associate Lighting Designer - Zoe Burnham

Assistant Designer - Radek Konieczny

Sound Designer - Dan Blaker

Scenic Artist - Jonny Brown

Production Team

Production Manager - Ned Lay

Stage Manager - Kieran Watson

Technical Manager - Simon Jackson

Technical Manager - Ben Krebs

Deputy Stage Manager - Becca Mitchell

Assistant Stage Manager - Tom Fleming

Assistant Stage Manager - Kara Girvan

Assistant Stage Manager - Emma Wroe

Chief Electrician - Erin Rutter

Deputy Chief Electrician - Charlie Jones

Lighting Programmer - Liam Tranter

Production Engineer - Bethany Taylor

Sound No.1 - Curtis Chadwick

Wardrobe Mistress - Jodie Roberts


Keyboards - Adam Gerber

Guitar - Marco Gerrace

Bass Guitar - Dan Owen

Drums - Greg Pringle


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Box Office

Monday to Friday: 10:00am to 4:30pm
Saturday: 12:00pm to 2:30pm
Sunday: Closed
Additional opening on performance nights: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Telephone: 020 7722 8183
Email: boxoffice@cssd.ac.uk

About The Show

Tickets should be collected 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance. Latecomers may not be admitted until there is a suitable break. Please note seating is limited in the Webber Douglas Studio.

Please ensure that all mobile phones and pagers are switched off. Video and audio recording and flash photography are not permitted. No food or drink is allowed in the performance space.

Venue Location

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Eton Avenue
Swiss CottageLondon NW3 3HY

Event price

£10 / £5 concessions / Complimentary tickets: industry and associated professionals

Event dates

8 Jun 2016 - 7:30pm

9 Jun 2016 - 7:30pm

10 Jun 2016 - 2:30pm

10 Jun 2016 - 7:30pm

11 Jun 2016 - 2:30pm

11 Jun 2016 - 7:30pm

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