Wed 23 Sep 7.45pm | Vimeo

The Box

Created & performed by Isabel Dawson

Prison life is hidden from our sight. We think we send people there to do their time and reform, but do we really know what goes on behind those walls? 

Timing and Ticket information

Wed 23 Sep at 7.45pm 
Free event. No booking required. 

Age guidance: 16yrs+ 

The Box is an online spoken word performance that is broadcast via online platform Vimeo, and can be accessed on this page until Sunday 27 September at 10pm


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If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch by emailing the On The Line festival team on

Sit back, relax and press play when you're ready. Make sure you've turned your volume up, using the volume bar icon in the right hand side of the video player next to the 'CC' captioning icon. 

To view the performance in full screen click on the four diagonal arrows in the bottom right of the video player, next to the cog icon. 


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Message from the On The Line festival team

We have a recommended age guidance of 16+ on this event, and by booking a ticket, we trust that you are respecting this guidance. The artist and festival deem that this work is not suitable for anyone under this age threshold.   

On The Line is a brand new festival, and by working online, some things are beyond our control. While we are doing all that we can to ensure all events run smoothly and safely online, we recognise that there is the possibility of technical glitches. 


In the case of any disruption to an event we will endeavour to get the event back up and running as swiftly as possible. Please check our website and social media @OnTheLineFest for updates. 

If you have any questions
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You can download a transcript of The Box by clicking on the PDF icon.

We'd love to hear what you think about The Box. Your feedback will help shape the future development of the piece. Click here to fill out a short anonymous audience survey. 

As a result of Covid-19, Northumbria University's Theatre and Performance MA final performances were reimagined online. In order to learn more about your experience of this year's festival, we’re gathering information and feedback from our audiences. Every response you can give us is hugely helpful and will help inform the future development of the work presented.