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Happy Meal

Posted on: May 26th, 2022 by ettEditor

Join us for an online show irl. Travel back to the quaint days of dial-up and MSN, where you’ll follow two strangers on their journeys to become who they always were.

A funny, moving, and nostalgic story of transition.

From teen to adult,
From MySpace to TikTok,
From cis to trans.

The world premiere of Tabby Lamb’s HAPPY MEAL is a joyful queer rom-com where Millennial meets Gen Z and change is all around. Exhilaratingly staged by Roots and Theatre Royal Plymouth and directed by Jamie Fletcher, fresh from her acclaimed production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch (★★★★★The Stage)

2021 Papatango Prize & Tour

Posted on: October 28th, 2021 by ettEditor

We are delighted to have collaborated with Papatango on their annual Playwriting Award. Reimagined in 2021, at a time of unprecedented challenges, to support more artists and share new stories more accessibly than ever before, this year’s Prize received a phenomenal standard of entries.

Selected from 1,410 entries, the 3 winners are

Nkenna Akunna for Some Of Us Exist In The Future

Tom Powell for The Silence and The Noise

Tajinder Singh Hayer for Ghost Stories From An Old Country 

By turns poignant, funny and captivating, these three plays represent the very best of new writing. These three brilliant audio plays will be available in completely free listening stations, captioned and with braille scripts, at theatres nationwide.

Tickets are free and the plays can either be accessed by QR code or via venue-owned tablets, which are available to pre-book. Copies of the scripts including braille translations will be available. Tour dates are below.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Posted on: September 15th, 2021 by ettEditor

Maggie has fought up from poverty, only to find herself in a passionless, burning marriage. Her husband Brick Pollitt, a former pro footballer, drinks to drown out the hurt he has bottled up inside. When the entire Pollitt family meet for Big Daddy’s 65th birthday, the claws are out.

As shattering truths threaten to spiral out of control, the family set out to protect themselves, and each other, from falling apart.

This bold new revival of Tennessee Williams’s lyrical Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece is a blazing portrayal of what it takes to survive in a society where we’re all desperate to feel free.

Directed by Anthony Almeida, winner of the 2019 RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award.

Gin Craze

Posted on: May 21st, 2021 by ettEditor

At a time in the 18th century when the average Briton drank 1.5 litres of gin every day, women were being locked up in cells to sober up and disorder was breaking out on every street corner, panic spreads among the upper classes who look to the magistrates, the Church and even their tipsy Queen to restore sobriety.

This raucous satire invites you down to the gin dive! Come on a journey through the joyous excesses of Hogarth’s Britain in this anarchic, ingenious and irreverent new musical.

Open Mic

Posted on: March 11th, 2021 by ettEditor

As the nation begins its tentative journey out of lockdown, Rob Drummond offers us an opportunity to come together, let our hair down and share stories and secrets from the last year. His new show Open Mic is a live, interactive online celebration of community, storytelling, music, comedy, and talent – not his, but yours.

Share your stories, your songs, your poetry, your joy and your confessions. Or if that’s not for you, simply sit back, relax and let Rob and a few willing participants sweep you off on an unexpected journey, live from the Cabaret Space at Soho Theatre.

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14+ Strong language throughout and deals with themes of Lockdown, Covid and grief.


Posted on: May 28th, 2020 by ettEditor

It makes the whole of western history make sense, this weather.
If I had to live in this, I’d get off this island as fast as I possibly could,
And take over whatever land I came across, because anything would be better. 

Lord’s, 2020. It’s the Women’s Cricket World Cup: England versus India. There’s a rain delay. Stuck in the same locker room together, tensions mount, ambitions are laid bare and a whole new tactical game begins. Calcutta, 1800 (or thereabouts). Two British administrators in early 19th century India encounter challenges on the field of play that threaten the entire regime. 

In this game of integrity and power, past and present collide. Kate Attwell’s explosive UK premiere, Testmatch, confronts us with the hard hitting truths of colonialism and gender. 

We’re not going down without a fight. 

This new drama by Kate Attwell, an exciting new voice in American theatre, received its world premiere at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco last autumn.

A co-production with Theatre Royal Bath. 


The Weir

Posted on: May 28th, 2020 by ettEditor

In a small Irish town, the locals gather round the crackling fire of Brendan’s bar to pass the hours together, safe from the clutches of a dark night. Huddled away from the howling wind on the Knock, stories of local folklore start to unfold as quickly as the beer and whiskey flow. As the night thickens, so too the storytellers tunnel ever deeper into their own lives, and perhaps even the life beyond. But as the friends mine their memories of the past, darkly buried secrets being to re-emerge.


The Little Prince

Posted on: May 28th, 2020 by ettEditor

Fuel presents  The Little Princein association with English Touring Theatre

Broken down in the Sahara Desert, desperate to repair her fighter jet, a pilot meets an extraordinary Little Prince. As he recounts his adventures, the pilot re-discovers the power of belief, the importance of doing what we can to protect our natural world, and the true meaning of friendship.

In Inua Ellams’ magical retelling, the Little Prince descends from an African race in a parallel galaxy. He travels across time and space seeking help to bring peace to his warring planet. His journey as a galactic emigrant addresses climate change, morality, takes us through solar systems of odd planets with strange beings, and shows how even a little thing can make a big difference.

Co-commissioned by Fuel, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, ASU Gammage, Z-arts, The Albany, Warwick Arts Centre, and Future Arts Centres. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England, Golsoncott Foundation and the Garrick Trust.   

Rules for Living

Posted on: May 28th, 2020 by ettEditor

Christmas Day will never be the same again. As the drinks flow and the obligatory games intensify, family resentments rise and relationships are pulled apart with a bang.

Nell Gwynn

Posted on: May 28th, 2020 by ettEditor

1660 Drury Lane. Charles II has cast off London’s drab, puritanical past with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. A young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges for sixpence in London’s burgeoning West End theatre scene. Little does she know who is in the audience one fateful night.

Jessica Swale’s warm-hearted, bawdy comedy tells the story of an unlikely heroine, who went from lowly orange seller to win the adoration of the public and the heart of the King