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Last chance to see Paper Boats - a play about leaving prison - in Cambridge




Roadside Theatre offers a frank look at the reality of leaving prison in the UK in its devised, part-verbatim play Paper Boats.

Paper Boats, a new play by Roadside Theatre
Paper Boats, a new play by Roadside Theatre

The show began its three-day run at the new Town & Gown Pub and Theatre in Cambridge on Monday (September 27) and ends tomorrow (September 29).

Rehearsal images from the new play Paper Boats by Roadside Theatre
Rehearsal images from the new play Paper Boats by Roadside Theatre

Like many prison leavers, Sam has just been released into the middle of nowhere. Miles from home, with no place to go and no way of getting there, there is nothing to do except walk. This brand new devised piece offers a frank look at the reality of leaving prison in the UK through Sam’s eyes. Telling unheard stories with humour and compassion, Paper Boats explores what it means to start again.

Rehearsal images from the new play Paper Boats by Roadside Theatre
Rehearsal images from the new play Paper Boats by Roadside Theatre

Actor Áine McNamara said she was "drawn to Paper Boats for the opportunity to collaborate, to build the character and their world from scratch". Roadside Theatre is a new company committed to exploring urgent social issues through dynamic, innovative performance. Whether reimagining classics or collaboratively devising new work, it aims to create fresh, thought-provoking theatre.

Rehearsal images from the new play Paper Boats by Roadside Theatre
Rehearsal images from the new play Paper Boats by Roadside Theatre

Director Amara Heyland said: "The best thing that theatre can represent is a space for stories to provoke empathy and ask questions; these extraordinary stories, which people don’t often hear, offer a great opportunity for us to make something which challenges audiences with an important issue."

Rehearsal images from the new play Paper Boats by Roadside Theatre
Rehearsal images from the new play Paper Boats by Roadside Theatre

Catch Paper Boats tomorrow (Wednesday, September 29) at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 and are available at designmynight.com/cambridge/whats-on/theatrearts/paper-boats?t=tickets. For more on Roadside Theatre, go to roadsidetheatre.com.

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