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Runny Honey – Presented by Spanner in the Works Theatre Company

Runny Honey – Presented by Spanner in the Works Theatre Company.

Written and directed by Patricia Downey


2021 Best Production award-winners, Spanner in the Works Theatre Company, return with a hard-hitting drama, Runny Honey, following three women thrown together in prison.

In 2019 the number of women in Northern Ireland prisons hit a five-year high. People who are locked up can’t contribute to the decline of the community as a whole. What happens when women are thrown together in a prison? Are their stories different inside than out?

Mel I was doing a degree in child development but after a few weeks I realised my career lay somewhere else.

Chas Aye, drug dealing.

Mel I like to call myself a street pharmacist.

Lesley Anne You’re a dial-a-dope! I hear there’s runny honey on the wing.

Does anybody plan to end up in jail?

The latest play from an award-winning company specialising in exploring contemporary social issues and exposing the real stories within.

Running time 40mins.

Warning – Runny Honey deals with issues of domestic violence, drugs and sexual abuse; and contains scenes that some may find distressing.

Press contact:

Patricia Downey – 07719100245

Facebook – spanner in the works theatre company

Twitter – sitwcomp

Audience feedback

“A powerful drama about women in prison” – Director of Rehabilitation

“A powerful though provoking moving performance on the experiences of women in contact with the justice system” – La Dolce Vita Project

Such a powerful performance play outlining the experience of women in prison” – Women’s Aid NI

Previous Awards

Buttercup – Best Theatre Production: Buxton Fringe 2021

Buttercup – Nomination for New Writing for Patricia Downey: Buxton Fringe 2021

Buttercup – Thrive Audience Delight Award 2021.

Popping Candy – Community Impact (Department of Culture Arts and Leisure NI) – Highly Commended 2014

Links to trailer of Runny Honey –

Underground at The Old Clubhouse (21)

  • 6th July 7pm to 7:40pm,
  • 7th Jul 4pm to 4:40pm,
  • 8th Jul 4:pm to 4:40pm
  • 9th Jul 1pm to 1:40pm

£10 (Conc £7)
Bookings via Info: 020 8144 0070.

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