Under My Thumb

In a dystopian present, five women are imprisoned for crimes against society.

Brought together by a common enemy and facing indefinite incarceration, their one remaining dignity is their continuing belief in their own innocence. The arrival of yet another prisoner seems no surprise, just another woman brought down by the world outside. But is she all that she seems?

Written by Cassiah Joski-Jethi, this uncompromising tale of a broken society and those who dare to defy it was shortlisted for the RED Women's Theatre Awards in 2016. Its subsequent development has been supported by Female Arts and Arts Council England.

Part of INCOMING Festival, a co-production between A Younger Theatre and New Diorama Theatre.


Established in 2015 by Serin Ibrahim and Cassandra Hercules, CultureClash Theatre was born out of a desire to explore contemporary socio-political issues in Britain, and to tell the stories of individuals most disadvantaged or overlooked in today’s society. Winners of the Mark Ralston Enterprise Award and supported by Greenwich Theatre.

"a compelling, meaningful and important piece... a masterpiece" Maritime Radio

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INCOMING is a festival celebrating the best emerging theatre companies from across the UK, co-curated by A Younger Theatre and New Diorama Theatre. Across 10 days INCOMING showcases 19 companies as well as a series of workshops and discussions.

www.incomingfestival.com / @IncomingFest / #IncomingFestival

INCOMING Festival is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and New Diorama Theatre's Emerging Companies Fund.