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Hemmed In

Lost Lock Productions

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015

Shortlisted for Musical Theatre Network's New Development Award

Music and lyrics by Shonagh Murray and Ruth Cobbin

Book by Ruth Cobbin

"The cast have strong voices, and the contemporary songs have a Celtic influence that nicely complements Cobbin’s warm and amiable dialogue, capturing the camaraderie and determination of a group of young women."
- Sally Scott, The Scotsman

How do you restart your life on £47? Released from prison, five women battle to start over again, and hope comes from an unlikely place… Through a rehabilitation scheme, the women have three weeks to put together a catwalk show for some of the biggest names in fashion, whilst living under the constant threat of going back to prison. Some are struggling to face the future, some struggle to face the past, but all of them face the challenge of a lifetime.

Shortlisted for a Musical Theatre Network Award, this musical was created by Ruth Cobbin with music by Shonagh Murray.


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