Prison Game

Wednesday 17 & Thursday 18 May, 7.30pm

Prison Game

Tickets: £12 / £10 concs

Hatched, the Albany’s programme for supporting artists’ development returns, showcasing work-in-progress productions! As part of this year’s programme, Marcus Hercules tells the story of a boy who has to become a man too soon in Prison Game.


A one-man physical theatre performance packed with an intense narrative, Prison Game is the story of a young boy in primary school and the events that challenge him on his journey into adulthood.


A biographical story from Marcus Hercules; this work has developed through real life accounts and genuine extraordinary experiences and pays great attention to the psychological effect on a person who has been institutionalised.


The play focuses on what happens when a person is deep within the prison system and the subsequent reactions of those outside it. When prison is your world, how do you function within society? Prison Game is a gripping and at times chilling insight into the life of one of the first generation of ‘starred up’ criminals in the UK, and how prison can define a man.