Glitter Punch

Gritty, coming of age, new writing about first love.

★★★★★ “A spectacular, beautiful show” Broadway Baby

Critically acclaimed, coming of age drama. A chance encounter with the mysterious John changes the course of sixteen year old Molly’s life for ever, but have things really changed for the better this time? Or is her new life too good to be true? A play that explores love, loss and the seemingly infinite ache of being young, set in one of Manchester’s most deprived areas. An unconventional love story that raises questions about the boundaries we set ourselves in relationships, and asks how far we would really go for the one we love.

1hr 00m
The Vaults
28 Feb — 04 Mar 21:15
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About the company

Some Riot Theatre

Some Riot Theatre are an exciting, emerging theatre company specialising in new writing and focusing on providing employment for graduate actors.

Our unique style focuses on exploring the human stories behind controversial topics, often switching between the abstract and the literal and between poetic monologues and simple dialogue to truly take the audience on a captivating journey behind the lives of our characters.

Before coming to VAULT Festival, ‘Glitter Punch’ had critically acclaimed runs at Assembly George Square Studios, Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2017 and at The Kings Head Theatre, London in February 2017. It was also performed at The Bunker Theatre, London as a part of the Pint Sized Initiative for new writing and was shortlisted for the Bolton Octagon Top Five Season.

Previous productions include ‘A Series of Unfortunate Breakups’ at the C Nova Studios, Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2016 and ‘A Series of Unfortunate Breakups’ at The Etcetera Theatre, London in January 2016.

Lucy Burke – Writer
Lucy is London based playwright from Manchester. Writing credits include: Glitter Punch at Assembly George Square Studios (Edinburgh), The Kings Head Theatre (London), The Lion and Unicorn Theatre (London), The Bunker Theatre, (London), Theatre N16 (London)
Blackout, Theatre N16 (London)
A Series of Unfortunate Breakups, C Nova Studios (Edinburgh), The Camden Comedy Club (London), The Etcetera Theatre (London)
The Funeral Parlour, The Royal Exchange Studio (Manchester).
Lucy is also currently developing a new piece as a part of the Soho Theatre Young Writers Lab.
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Peter Taylor – Director
Peter has directed Glitter Punch since its premiere at Theatre N16 in 2016, to its critically acclaimed run at The Kings Head Theatre and Assembly at Edinburgh Fringe in 2017. Since graduating from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, his work has included Flycatcher (Assistant director: The Hope Theatre) Still I see My Baby (Wandsworth Fringe), If My Heart Were A Camera (The Etcetera), and A Series of Unfortunate Breakups (Edinburgh Fringe). He has also directed a series of short pieces for new writing, including Immerse (The Spotlight Rooms), Sharing Life (The Bunker Theatre) and Be Careful What You Wish For (Courtyard Theatre).

Emily Stott – Molly
Emily trained at The Oxford School of Drama.
Credits include: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Watermill Theatre); Under The Influence (Paines Plough Roundabout); Glitter Punch (Some Riot Theatre/Assembly); Pancake Day (PLAY Theatre Company/The Bunker Theatre); Early Doors; Electric Eden (Not Too Tame/UK Tour); The Subterranean Season (PLAY Theatre Company/VAULT Festival); The Selfish Giant (Arcola); There Is No Parting (Audio Book).

Anthony Fagan – John
Anthony trained at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Credits include Ensemble in ‘Our Town,’ at The Almeida, Bagheera/Shere Khan in the UK Tour of ‘The Jungle Book,’ with Image Musical Theatre, Balthasar/Sampson/Rosaline in ‘Romeo & Juliet,’ at The Union Theatre, Will in ‘Will Power,’ at Theatre N16 and John in ‘Glitter Punch,’ with Some Riot Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Festival 2017. He has also featured in various music videos, short films and commercials, and has been involved in several pantomimes, the most recent including ‘Beauty and The Beast’ and ‘Snow White.’

Artistic Team
Lucy Burke
Peter Taylor
Anthony Fagan
Emily Stott

Press & Reviews

Broadway Baby

★★★★★ A spectacular, beautiful show

From The Box Office

★★★★ Something extraordinary

London Theatre 1

★★★★ A superb piece of theatre


★★★★ A beautiful piece of new writing

London Pub Theatres

★★★★ An accomplished piece of writing

Fringe Review

★★★★ A spot-on recreation of what first love can be

The List

★★★★ Filled with wonder and imagination

Edinburgh Guide

★★★★ A piece of timely theatre

Quotidian Times

★★★★ A veritable tour de force

UK Theatre Web

★★★★ A superbly written show