Dangerous lenses

Presented by Papercut Theatre

"Just a few weeks left. Make the most. See the most. Don’t waste any time on black and white."

Ann is a recluse. She lives alone in a block of flats, addicted to watching her neighbours’ lives. When a new tenant and his daughter move in, Ann looks on as usual. But when her new neighbour insists there is no little girl staying with him, Ann's curiosity turns to obsession. A dark fuzz keeps blurring her vision, which is rapidly deteriorating. Are her eyes just playing tricks or is an actual wrong being done across the way?

This resonant and powerful play explores a predicament that haunts us all; just how alone we can really be in the midst of this crowded city. From the offbeat brain of one of Australia’s most exciting playwrights, Dangerous Lenses is a taut thriller that questions if you really can trust what you see.

Theatre & Performance
Varies23 — 27 Jan
Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street
1hr 00m
Combo OfferDramaMember OfferPlaySolo Performer
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About the company

Papercut Theatre

Papercut Theatre supports and facilitates development for new writers. Papercut are committed to enhancing and developing the artistic process by actively interrogating the writer–director relationship at all stages.

Papercut’s most recent productions were a revival of Sarah Daniels' classic 'Masterpieces' and a revival of suffragette Cicely Hamilton’s 'Just to Get Married' ( ★★★★ Evening Standard ★★★★ The Times ★★★★ The Observer). 'Just To Get Married' was featured in Susannah Clapp's (Guardian) Best Theatre of 2018.


Writer - Brooke Robinson
Director - Melissa Dunne
Designer - Katherine Davies Herbst
Lighting Designer - Martha Godfrey
Sound Designer - Rachael Murray
Cast - Grace Chilton
Producers - Amanda Castro & Amy Davies Dolamore
Production Assistant - Denitsa Pashova

Press & Reviews


The Reviews Hub ★★★★ ‘Has lost none of its bite’ ‘Sickeningly relevant '
London Pub Theatres ★★★★
Theatre Monkey ★★★★
Reviews Gate ★★★★
Close up Culture ★★★★
Paul in London ★★★★


New York Times
"Staged with wit and efficiency by Melissa Dunne, “[Just To Get] Married” ultimately chooses to have its wedding cake and spit it out, too."

Evening Standard ★★★★
“Catch this now or risk waiting a century”

The Upcoming ★★★★
“... not only thoroughly entertaining and well executed, it provides an important historical perspective on vital issues that have continuing significance.”

The Times | ★★★★
The Observer | ★★★★
London Pub Theatres | ★★★★