‘I walked inside, and rather than everyone looking at me like I was some sort of weirdo, they just pulled me in.’
Shortly after Andrea is fired from her job, she finds herself overwhelmed by feelings of frustration and depression. She attempts to combat her loneliness through casual sex, but what starts as a distraction, soon threatens to take over her life.
An unmissable new play from award-winning writer Sam Potter. Performed by Alice Lamb. Directed by Offie-Award Finalist Tom Brennan.
SAM POTTER (Writer)
Sam is an award winning writer and director. Her plays include: THE RIPPLE EFFECT (Mountview); METCALFE AND SONS (Lamda); SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE (North Wall and Edinburgh Festival); HANNA (Arcola and UK Tour); THE SAME OLD, SAME OLD, SAME (Soho); DANIEL (Kiln) and MUCKY KID (Theatre 503).
Sam’s debut play, MUCKY KID, earned her a Most Promising New Playwright nomination at the Offies in 2014. In 2015, Sam won a Channel 4 Playwrights’ Scheme Bursary and was a recipient of the BBC Performing Arts Fund. In 2016, she was one of five writers invited to take part in the Kiln Theatre’s inaugural New Writers’ Programme, NW6. She was appointed Writer in Residence at Papatango in 2015/6 and Writer in Residence at the North Wall in 2017. In January 2018 her play HANNA opened at the Arcola before embarking on a UK tour, produced by Papatango.
TOM BRENNAN (Director)
Tom’s credits as writer and director for theatre include Robin Hood: The Legend of The Forgotten Forest (2021, Bristol Old Vic); The Sugar House (2021, Finborough Theatre) - Finalist Best Director/Best Production Offie; The Great Gatsby (2020, UK Tour, Wardrobe Theatre); The Last of The Pelican Daughters (2019, Royal and Derngate) - Winner of Pleasance Indie - Best Theatre production; Drac and Jill (2019, Wardrobe Theatre); South Western (2018, Tobacco Factory Theatre); Education, Education, Education (2017, West End, UK Tour) - Winner of Fringe First; The Rocky Shock (2016, Wardrobe Theatre, UK tour); Eloise and The Curse of The Golden Whisk (2015, UK Tour); 1972: The Future of Sex (2015, UK Tour) - Winner of Stage Award for Acting Excellence; RIOT (2011, UK Tour).
He was an Associate Director on Albion (dir. Rupert Goold); The Twilight Zone (dir. Richard Jones, Almeida, 2017/18/20); The Windsors Endgame (dir. Michael Fentiman, Westend 2021) and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Westend 2022).
Press & Reviews
“An astounding hour of theatre” ★★★★★ (The Wee Review)
“An absolute winner” ★★★★ (West End Best Friend)
“A beacon for those suffering from addiction” ★★★★ (Everything Theatre)
“Powerfully presented and well written” ★★★★ (UK Theatre Web)
Cast & Creative Team Performer: ALICE LAMB
Director: TOM BRENNAN
Writer: SAM POTTER
Lighting Designer: AMY DANIELS
Sound Designer: JACK DREWRY
Stage Manager: EDWARD CALLOW
Production Managers: LUCY MEWIS-McKERROW and EDWARD CALLOW