2002. Rolled up skirts. Two best friends face the world.

“I know you’re squeamish, so it seems gross and weird. But it’s actually really cool. We’re grown up women now. We could get a bank account.”

It’s 2002. Charlotte and Ellie meet on the first day of secondary school. Charlotte’s skirt is too big. Ellie is embarrassed about a verruca in her past. A friendship begins. Spanning five years and set to a millennium soundtrack, Split plunges you into a world of nostalgia as it brings to life the pages of your diary you hoped your mum would never find.

Written and performed by London’s most exciting new comedy duo, this is a story about girlhood, growing up fast and finding out who you are through the eyes of another. When Charlotte just wants to be normal and Ellie just wants to be noticed, can their friendship survive this world of teenage trauma?

“Fast-paced, fun and witty, Split is a hilarious flashback into adolescence, and a pitch perfect portrayal of young female friendship.” (★★★★ Broadway Baby.)

1hr 00m
Network Theatre
28 Feb — 04 Mar 18:15
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About the company

Tamar Broadbent and Emma Pritchard

Tamar Broadbent and Emma Pritchard are a writing and comedy duo from London. They have worked together for five years, on multiple productions in London, Edinburgh, Brighton and Adelaide Fringe. Split is their debut play.

Tamar Broadbent
Tamar is a comedian, actress, improviser, singer-songwriter and musician. She has performed solo comedy shows around the UK, including Edinburgh Festival, and internationally in Europe and Australia. She was nominated for Best Comedy Show at Fringeworld (AU) 2017, was a finalist in the Amused Moose and Funny Women Awards and won the Stiles & Drewe Best New Song Award. She has written two musicals, is a member of long-form improvisation team My Brother, Jose at the Free Association in London and has trained with Philipe Gaulier.

Acclaim for previous shows includes: ★★★★ ‘Impeccable comic timing’ – The Stage, “Talented, bright and funny. I predict a great future” – Michael Palin. ★★★★★ ‘Something really special’ – Female Arts ★★★★★. ‘Brings the house down’ – ★★★★ The Skinny.

Emma Pritchard
Emma works full-time in the Artistic team at the Almeida Theatre. She is co-founder and co-host of Heroine Addicts podcast on iTunes, currently training in improvisation with Free Association, and writes a comedy lifestyle blog 24dilemmas.com. Acting experience includes Orchid by Michelle Payne (various) and Unwrap Your Candy (Bussey Building). Directing experience includes The Pursuit of Appiness (RADA Festival) and All By My Selfie by Tamar Broadbent (Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe). Production experience includes Celebrity Night at Cafe Red by Lily Bevan (Trafalgar Studios), Pheasant Plucker (Underbelly, Leicester Square Theatre) and Short and Stark (Southwark Playhouse.)

Artistic Team
Tamar Broadbent & Emma Pritchard

Press & Reviews


★★★★ for Split at Brighton Fringe
“Tamar Broadbent and Emma Pritchard both deliver brilliant performances, from their excellent comedic timing to their side-splittingly intense dance mat sequence. Fast-paced, fun and witty, Split is a hilarious flashback into adolescence, and a pitch perfect portrayal of young female friendship.”