Shell and Davey at the Start and the End

A play about a new beginning to an old life.

Davey has been inside for a decade. Shell has been holding the fort. It’s the day of Davey’s release, and there’s a buffet to prepare. The pair of them are going to sit alongside each other like they used to.

Where they live, there are loads of Shells, and loads of empty sides-of-the-bed, where their fellas once slept.

Everywhere around Shell, in the community, resilience has sprouted, sown by hands as strong as her own. She’s tended to the threadbare patch of grass in her garden over the years, she’s turned it over, she’s kept it alive.

Now Davey is making his way back to her, after all these years. All this time she’s barely stood next to him, she’s stuck by him.

A play about a new beginning to an old life.

1hr 00m
Network Theatre
31 Jan — 04 Feb 18:15
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About the company

Joseph Hancock and Molly Taylor

Molly Taylor (writer) makes work inspired by the everyday. Lyrical, yet down-to-earth, her plays seek to explore the relationship between the microcosm – small, idiosyncratic, personal stories – and the macrocosm. Recent work includes: And Yet It Moves (Young Vic Taking Part) which she collaborated with Joseph Hancock on, and See Me Now (Young Vic/Look Left Look Right/HighTide) “Often entertaining, frequently moving, and always fascinating” – The Stage

Joseph Hancock is a director from Dudley interested in new work without ego that talks about where we are at. Recent credits include: Great British Mysteries? (Pleasance Courtyard), And Yet It Moves (Young Vic Taking Part), Past, Present & Future (The Working Party). Recent Assistant/Associate director, work includes The Hairy Ape, RISE (The Old Vic), If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me (Young Vic), Amedee (Birmingham Rep).

Press & Reviews

Praise for See Me Now

★★★★ Often entertaining, frequently moving...fascinating - The Stage

★★★★ Unforgettable - The Independent