Finding Fassbender

Presented by Lydia Larson

Eve’s leaving Wolverhampton to work in the big smoke because it’s something you should do. But the capital’s charm quickly wears off and Eve decides to pack her bags and head home to her boyfriend Rich and cat, Steve Bull. Until she receives a letter addressed to a famous film actor...

One woman's misadventure as she tries to carve out a life on her own terms, and Michael’s too. Includes cameo by Michael Fassbender. A Cameo of sorts...

From Off-West End nominated Lydia Larson and Off-West End nominated director Blythe Stewart, who reunite after the smash sell out hit Skin A Cat (★★★★ The Stage)

Theatre & Performance
Varies15 — 16 Mar
Brick Hall - The Vaults, Leake Street
1hr 00m
ComedyPlaySolo Performer
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About the company

Lydia Larson

LYDIA LARSON - Writer & Performer

FINDING FASSBENDER is Lydia's debut play. It's work-in-progress performance won Highly Commended Award at Vault Festival 2018, followed by a run at Pleasance at Edinburgh Fringe. Acting credits include: SKIN A CAT (Best Actress - Off West-End Awards shortlist), ELECTRA (Bunker Theatre), BRUTAL CESSATION; TRAVESTY (Assembly Rooms), AFTER DINNER JOKE & SPRINGS ETERNAL (Orange Tree), PERSUASION (Salisbury Playhouse), BOOMERANG (Old Vic 24 hour plays), PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Theatre Royal Bath & tour)


Twice nominated for the Off-West End Awards for Best Director, Blythe is a freelance director based in London who specialises in premiering the most exciting new writing by UK and international artists. Recent productions include: the award-winning SKIN A CAT by Isley Lynn (UK Tour/The Bunker); CONDITIONALLY by Danusia Samal (Soho Theatre Upstairs); THE MOOR by Catherine Lucie (Old Red Lion)

HOLLY WHITE - Producer

Recent productions include: World premieres of FINDING FASSBENDER by Lydia Larson (Pleasance Edinburgh Fringe), BRILLIANT JERKS by Joseph Charlton (VAULT Festival 2018 - Show of the Week Award); ACTION AT A DISTANCE by Rory Horne (New Diorama Theatre and New Diorama Emerging Company). Assistant Producer: PLASTIC by Kenny Emson (Poleroid Theatre at Old Red Lion Theatre & Mercury Theatre Colchester). Holly is currently Assistant Producer at HighTide Theatre.


Writer & Performer: Lydia Larson
Director: Blythe Stewart
Producer: Holly White
Designer: Luke Robson
Lighting Designer: Martha Godfrey
Sound Designer: Anna Clock
Stage Manager: Anna Lavender

Press & Reviews

Exeunt - 4 stars - Keenly observed and very funny.. the show is beguiling in the warmth of Larson's writing and performance

Theatre Weekly - 4 stars - Larson's warm confessional tone, coupled with her shrewd observations of everyday life makes it feel so authentic... funny, empowering.

Entertainment Focus - 4 stars - Lydia breathes life and soul into her dialogue... we're hanging on every word

Broadway Baby - 4 stars - Charming, witty... a confident and sharp piece of storytelling

Wee Review - 4 stars - Joyful gem of a show which had the audience grinning throughout