Release – the award winning production and hit of the Edinburgh Festival 2011 – is coming to The Brook Theatre later this month (May).

Directed by Nancy Hirst of Icon Theatre, one of The Brook’s four permanent resident companies, Release tells the stories of three ex-prisoners struggling on the outside as they attempt to reconnect with the people and the remnants of life they left behind.

Devised over two years of research and interviews with ex-offenders, probation officers, criminologists and hostel managers, as well as site visits to hostels, prisons and probation offices, Release fuses high-energy physical theatre, an original score and mixed media to create an explosive yet moving insight into just how hard it is to go straight.

Release is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. For more information visit

Release at The Brook Theatre, Monday, 28 May at 8pm.
Tickets are £10, concessions £8.
To book tickets phone the box office on 01634 338338