Play directory : Porridge

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The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais adapted from the BBC comedy
  • Overview
    In Porridge, Fletcher, an old-hand at 'doing time', is in the midst of serving a five-year stretch at HMP Slade for breaking and entering. He expects to enjoy a single cell but is forced to share with a first-time offender, a naïve young Brummie called Lennie Godber, whom he reluctantly takes under his wing. In the course of the play, the pair struggle with rigged boxing matches and the occasional attempted breakout.