Artless Theatre Tour

This is the remarkable story of Petr Jasek, sentenced to life imprisonment in Sudan, and put in a cell with ISIS fighters. One had taken part in the murder of Egyptian Christians on a Libyan beach. Another had been a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden. Petr would be behind bars for 445 days before being released thanks to God and the prayers of thousands of Christians worldwide.


“Do you know what waterboarding is?” they asked.
“Yes,” I said, “I know what waterboarding is.”
“Well, you don’t know how it feels. We will show you.”

If Prison Walls Could Speak

Artless Theatre Tour

The Artless Theatre Company is a Christian ministry who are partnering with us here at Release International to launch an exciting new drama, If Prison Walls Could Speak.

The production is based on Petr Jasek’s powerful testimony of his experience in jail in Sudan, as told in his book Imprisoned with ISIS (available from our eStore).

The tour will take place in around 100 churches in the UK from September 2021, running through to December 2023.

We plan to deliver the tour face to face in local churches. There may also be online performances via digital technology and social media.

Click the image to watch a short ‘teaser’ video:

See below if you are interested in hosting a performance in your church. If you would like more information about being a host or would like to get involved as a volunteer event steward, please email Laura on

We are adding dates and venues where you can see can see this play as we get them. When we have confirmed venues we will include them below.

Artless Video Teaser

Dates and Venues


Wednesday 27th September – Oakwood Church, TAUNTON, TA2 7PU
Thursday 28th September – Headley Park Church, BRISTOL, BS13 7LZ
Friday 29th September – Wave House Church, NEWQUAY, TR7 1BL
Saturday 30th September – Unleashed Theatre, TORQUAY, TQ2 5NQ

Friday 13th October – Upminster Baptist Church, UPMINSTER, RM14 3EH
Saturday 14th October – Romford Baptist Church, ROMFORD, RM1 3BL

Tuesday 17th October – Bridge Community Church, RADCLIFF, M26 1WD
Wednesday 18th October – Fountains Church, BRADFORD, BD5 0BQ
Friday 20th October – St John’s Anglican Church, BURSCOUGH, L40 4AE
Saturday 21st October – Revive Free Methodist Church, OLDHAM, OL4 1JW


Tuesday 23rd January – ‘The Few, Conference for Evangelists’, YARNFIELD, ST15 0NL


You can also check out the Artless Theatre website for venues

We have also produced an A4 poster to publicise the tour. Please click here, or the image on the right, if you would like to download it to advertise the tour in your Church or Home Group.


We are looking for venues who would be interested in hosting one (or more!) performances of this production. As this could seem rather daunting Artless Theatre have produced a really helpful ‘Host Information Pack‘ which is downloadable as a pdf here. This is a really helpful guide which will provide answers to all your questions about hosting a production including:

What do I have to do?

What will it involve?

How much will it cost?

…plus many more.

Please download a Host Information Pack for more information.