Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and HighTide present


Tuesday 24 September - Saturday 5 October 2019

Neville Studio - Tickets: £16 / £14.50 concession

Age guide: 14+


“I’m making him work for it. Got him to buy me a pack of Tangfastics and a can of Lilt before I showed him my tits.”

The problem with love is that it’s different for everyone. For Bex, love is a handjob in detention and the promise of a date at a Chinese buffet. She doesn’t even like Chinese.

LIT explores the turbulent teenage years of a Nottingham girl looking for love in all the wrong places.

Originally commissioned by HighTide, LIT writer Sophie Ellerby revives a proud British tradition by placing complex, working-class people at the heart of her work. Sophie is an actor and writer, and the spark of LIT came from her experience studying young women and mothers in the prison system.

Artistic Director of nabokov and previously the Associate Director at Paines Plough and at the Lyric Hammersmith, LIT Director Stef O’Driscoll is a leading innovator in British theatre.
“Creates an alternative experience for people who don’t think theatre is for them.” The Stage

Find out about performance content, triggers and advisories here.

Post-show panel discussion: Friday 4 October

Come and join us for a lively debate inspired by the themes in Sophie Ellerby’s powerful new play. The panel will include author Lucy Baldwin, Sophie Ellerby and members of the creative team.

Saturday 5 October, 6.30pm

Tickets: Free
In this pre-show talk, hear LIT director Stef O’Driscoll in conversation with fellow theatre director Siobhán Cannon-Brownlie. Get an insight into the process of directing LIT, bringing to life the funny and arresting story of Sophie Ellerby’s vibrant character Bex.

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Bex Eve Austin
Dillon Josh Barrow
Ruth Tiger Cohen-Towell
Sylvia Maxine Finch
Lee Kieran Hardcastle
Mark Jim Pope

Creative Team

Writer Sophie Ellerby
Director Stef O’Driscoll
Designer Minglu Wang
Lighting Designer Peter Small
Sound Designer Dominic Kennedy
Movement Director Hayley Chilvers
Fight Director Jonathan Holby
Casting Director Vicky Richardson CDG
Production Manager Jill Robertshaw
Stage Manager Amber Jane Taylor

Schools Tickets

School tickets are £12 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased.
Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Post-show panel discussion available for schools. Email for more information.

Groups Tickets

Tickets for groups of 10 or more are £14.50 (subject to availability). Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

An extra £1.50 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.
(Free of charge for Playhouse Pass members)

Want to see it all? Find out more about our Playhouse Saver offer here.

Dates & Times

LIT - Tue 24 Sep 7:45pm Tue 24 Sep Neville Studio 7:45pm Press Night £16
LIT - Wed 25 Sep 7:45pm Wed 25 Sep Neville Studio 7:45pm £16
LIT - Thu 26 Sep 7:45pm Thu 26 Sep Neville Studio 7:45pm £16
LIT - Fri 27 Sep 7:45pm Fri 27 Sep Neville Studio 7:45pm £16
LIT - Sat 28 Sep 2:45pm Sat 28 Sep Neville Studio 2:45pm £16
LIT - Sat 28 Sep 7:45pm Sat 28 Sep Neville Studio 7:45pm £16
LIT - Tue 1 Oct 7:45pm Tue 1 Oct Neville Studio 7:45pm £16
LIT - Wed 2 Oct 7:45pm Wed 2 Oct Neville Studio 7:45pm £16
LIT - Thu 3 Oct 7:45pm Thu 3 Oct Neville Studio 7:45pm £16
LIT - Fri 4 Oct 7:45pm Fri 4 Oct Neville Studio 7:45pm Post Show Talk £16
LIT - Sat 5 Oct 2:45pm Sat 5 Oct Neville Studio 2:45pm £16
LIT - Sat 5 Oct 7:45pm Sat 5 Oct Neville Studio 7:45pm £16

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