Inside/Out: A Prison Memoir

East Van to Adelaide Season

Presented by The Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award, Patrick Keating in collaboration with The Cultch (East Vancouver, Canada), Richard Jordan Productions (UK) and East Van to Adelaide in association with ZOO


HST is incredibly excited to present a safe and secure experience at the theatre. To ensure public safety we have implemented a COVID Safe plan. Social distancing, density and hygiene practices will be adhered to at all times. Only attend the event if you are feeling well. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please ensure you get tested as soon as possible and follow social isolation guidelines until you recover.

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The safety and health of our patrons, staff and performers is our main priority and we will do everything we can to ensure a fun and safe evening out.

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Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award Winner!

An International collaboration between Canada, the UK and Australia.

Patrick Keating's captivating new play is the real-life story of years spent in and out of Canada’s penitentiary system; a story about a man’s search for community: the community of the street, the community of prison, and of the theatre.


Tickets available through the Holden Street Theatres Box Office and adelaidefringe.com.au

Due to the current climate strict Covid restrictions will be in place, please follow all rules on density, social distancing and follow directions from staff.

This is a Masked Event, please help reduce waste by bringing your own mask.
This event requires proof of double vaccination or exemption upon entry.


HST ON-SCREEN is bringing you some of the best theatre from Canada to the big screen at HST. Four theatre performances have been recorded in Canada and will be played in our gorgeous new cinema room, Ruby's

Boasting comfy seating, plenty of leg room, snacks and drinks available from the Bar and a big screen provided by Nova Tech, you'll be able to catch some of the best theatre in a cinema experience like no other. With multiple sessions a night you can see several shows in one evening, or even mix it up with a screening and a live show in one of our other venues.

Praise for Inside/Out: A Prison Memoir

★★★★ "Patrick Keating’s real-life monologue about a life spent in and out of the juvenile and adult prison system is remarkable not only for its candour, but also for his compelling presence." - The Advertiser

★★★★"Keating has an awesome capacity to bring you right along with him on his life’s journey" - Barefoot Review

"Keating’s performance is engaging" - Heckler


Previous Praise for Inside/Out: A Prison Memoir

“Dark funny…a vivid and necessary reminder that people in prison are, first and foremost, human beings.” – The Georgia Straight

“wry and insightful” – Vancouver is Awesome

Show Credits

Writer & Performer: Patrick Keating

Stage Director: Stephen Malloy

Stage Manager: Sandy Cumberland

Cinematographer & Editor: Mark Edwards

Lighting Designer: Jaylene Pratt

Bass: Steve Charles

Sound Designer: Noah Drew

Set & Costume Designer: Barbara Clayden

Producer & Still Photographer: Jeff Topham

Executive Producer: Norman Armour

Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, City of Vancouver – Office of Cultural Services, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, and the University of British Columbia’s ART & Justice initiative and Transformative Health and Justice Research Cluster.


EAST VAN TO ADELAIDE is a season of works which continues a new global presentation platform (East Van to…) launched last year for some of the most exciting theatre companies and artists from Vancouver, Canada, created and curated by Heather Redfern, Executive Director of East Vancouver’s leading performing arts theatre The Cultch, and award-winning British artistic producer Richard Jordan.

Its 2021 inaugural season, East Van to Edinburgh, was produced in collaboration with Edinburgh Fringe venue ZOO and was recipient of the Holden Street Theatres Edinburgh Award.

Each of the selected shows has previously been very successful in Vancouver and is now presented for the first time to Australian audiences, ready for breaking new ground and aiming to create greater visibility for British Columbia artists and companies on the national and international stage.


The Cultch: Since 1973, The Cultch (formally the Vancouver East Cultural Centre) has been one of Vancouver’s most diverse and innovative arts and cultural hubs. The organization operates three theatrical venues, a gallery, and various ancillary spaces in the heart of East Vancouver. The Cultch offers dynamic contemporary programming in theatre, dance, music, and the visual arts, bringing world-class cultural presentations to thousands of citizens each year through its own programming and through providing rental opportunities for community users. Our purpose is to provide a venue for performance that serves a diverse and engaged public and provides space for artistic experimentation and development, building an audience for local companies and presenting cutting-edge national and international work.

Richard Jordan Productions is an Olivier, TONY and EMMY Award-winning creative production company based in London under the artistic leadership of British producer Richard Jordan. Described by The Stage newspaper as "one of the UK's most prolific producers", since 1998 his company has produced over 260 productions in the UK as well as 28 other countries.

A new writing and musical theatre specialist, Richard has been at the forefront of discovering, developing, and producing world premieres of works by a diverse range of new and established UK and international writers and artists often with a strong social and political agenda. He has enjoyed a long theatre association in Canada regularly working with The Cultch Performing Arts Venue in Vancouver producing and developing the work of some of its country’s most exciting new and leading contemporary artists and companies at many of its theatres as well as internationally. His past productions have won over 60 major awards. With the East Van to Adelaide season at Holden Street Theatres, he continues his relationship with Adelaide where he has regularly presented productions at both its fringe and international Festival since 2006.

ZOO (Original Associate Producer) operates multiple venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe every year, presenting over 60 shows in 25 days to around 20,000 audience members each year. Following the cancellation of the Edinburgh Fringe in 2020 due to the pandemic, the ZOO team launched ZOO TV, a new online streaming service for theatre and dance, making high-quality performance easily available to audiences. ZOO have a history of supporting the most exciting emerging companies and internationally renowned mid-career and established artists to create the very best work they can, presented in the best way possible, at the Edinburgh Fringe and further afield. ZOO is a winner of the Herald Archangel for Outstanding Programming.

“No individual Edinburgh venue has risen to the challenge of making their presence felt in 2020 quite like ZOO” – The Scotsman

A Prison Memoir



Genre: Theatre/Film

Origin: CAN

Rating: PG

Duration: 70 Mins

Season: Fringe 2022

Dates: 15 Feb - 20 Mar

15 - 17 Feb: 8:40pm
18 - 20, 22 - 27 Feb: 6:00pm
19 - 20, 26 - 27 Feb: 1:45pm
1 - 6 Mar: 7:20pm
5 - 6 Mar: 3:10pm
8 - 11, 13 Mar: 8:40pm
12 - 13 Mar: 4:30pm
15 - 20 Mar: 6:00pm
19 - 20 Mar: 1:45pm

General Admission: $25.00
Midweek Treat: $20.00
Double Your Applause: $50.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: Ruby's

34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh


HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Unfortunately, Ruby's does not have accessible seating. Please contact staff if you wish to see Inside/Out and you require accessible seating.

Tickets Available Now!

A Prison Memoir

The Holden Street Theatres' Adelaide Fringe season is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors and the Adelaide Fringe Artists Fund 2022.


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