All Boxed Up

A seriously surreal black comedy about a special kind of widow.

It’s Big Tony’s Big wake and we are all here to celebrate his life, his achievements, his triumphs.

With Mr. Kipling Cakes on tap and surrounded by the crème de la crème of the commercial Universe, his heartbroken widow takes us on rollercoaster journey through the golden age of advertising.

Although not a superstar herself, she’s a survivor and supreme mistress of re-
invention. She hitch-hikes her way to eminence and the high-life.

But what happens at the tail end of forty years in this cut-throat world, when the
era of mascots, jingles and sugary cereals seems all but over? What is there left
for a widowed chameleon? Can she adapt to these most challenging of times, can
she remain relevant and at what cost? Who is she now that her protector is gone
and what is left of her after so many re-imaginations?

These are all questions to be explored in a new drama – a surreal world where
memoir meets film-noir.

This piece looks at how we sell and are sold to and how this is a changing landscape of media and sales. How it affects the way we look at each other and how we communicate.

This performance takes place at the Waterloo East Theatre. Please see the Your Visit page for the address and directions.

Tickets will go off-sale online at 5pm, but may still be available on the door from the Waterloo East Theatre Box Office.

0hr 45m
Waterloo East Theatre
14 — 18 Mar 18:05
Book Now


About the company

Robin Linde Productions

After graduating from Guildhall, Robin (Linde) Steegman founded Robin Linde Productions in 2014 after having been co-artistic director of the Nursery Theatre for 5 years.

Aside from acting, Robin is a performance-maker/programmer focussed on site-specific and site-responsive work that takes place in different spaces, allows audiences an intimate theatrical experience, and reaches audiences that would not typically go to the theatre. Aside from various site specific performances mainly commissioned for and by the SE1 community, Robin Linde Productions created The Caravan Theatre in 2015.
Robin aims to work with emerging writers, directors and actors to create new contemporary plays, films, performances and monologues.

Sammy Kissin is a writer and performer who looks for absurdity in the everyday. Sammy studied at Manchester, trained as an actor at LAMDA and lives on a barge on the Thames. She has had her work performed at The Old Red Lion, Rye Arts Festival, Merge Festival and The Vault Festival several years running. This is her first full length play.

Artistic Team
Written by
Sammy Kissin
Directed by
David Kirkbride
Produced by
Robin Linde Productions
Performed by
Robin Steegman

Press & Reviews

Amie Taylor (@AmieAmieTay) for

‘Robin Linde Productions manage to create a fabulous atmosphere in this Site Specific production'

Grumpy Gay Critic.

"Kissin is almost like a modern-day Marlowe, and it’s so rare to hear performance prose of such beauty crop up on the London new writing scene’