Since 1891, tens of thousands of people have passed through Birmingham’s Central Lock-Up on their way to court, prison or even the noose. What brought them to this desperate point in their lives? And what memories have they left behind?
Behind Bars is a series of theatre shows by Bold Text Playwrights running between Friday 19th and Sunday 21st October at the Lock-up.
Eight of the region’s leading writers will resurrect the ghosts of The Lock-Up’s past, summoning them back to the cells, stairways and corridors where they once walked. As you move around the building you’ll meet robbers and drunkards, prostitutes and murderers, as well as the policemen and pioneering policewomen who held the keys.
Beware! The past still has lessons to teach us. Those who dare to enter The Lock-Up get taught those lessons well.
Tickets: £5 - £10
Not suitable for children under the age of 12.
Please be advised the Lock-Up is an old building and is not equipped with modern disabled facilities. Flat shoes are advised.
'Behind Bars' is supported by Arts Council England and the Sir Barry Jackson Trust
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