Angel of the Prisons

by Brian Way


Age Advice: Junior and Senior High

Angel of the Prisons was first produced by Theatre Centre in 1959. It was written and directed by the author and toured throughout the Brisish Isles for a year.


(Four men and four women)

Harry Caldwell, John Snyder, Joy Denver, Elizabeth Fry, Susan, Gurney, Rachel, Girl, Woman, Dr Willan, Neighbour, Newsboy, Stephen Grellet, Burt (a gaoler), Fred (a gaoler), Gabby, Harriet, Mary, Governro, Mr Briggs (a sheriff), Chaplain, Lord Sidmouth, Voice, Sir Thomas Foxwell Buxton, Joseph

Creative Team

Writer: Brian Way
Director: Brian Way

The information on this page has been gathered from archive materials and is incomplete. Do you have more information about this play, or were you involved in its production? Let us know by leaving a comment below or contacting us.

A copy of the script (for the original radio play only) is held by the British Library.

"Mrs Fry, I have at this very moemnt come from a visit to Newgate Prison. I have seen many terrible sights in my life, Mrs Fry, but nothing to equal this. The state of the building and the rooms is such that no man would keep even animals in it."

Stephen Grellet

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