Refreshing, Inspiring Theatre

Written by Rebecca Russell

The Company:

  • Kenny: John Stenhouse
  • Lisa: Lisa Stenhouse
  • Director: Coral Walton
  • Lighting/Sound: Phil Hamilton
  • Projection Design: Jon Russell
  • Photography: Pete Stevens
  • Artwork: Alice Moloney & Claire McInnerny

Kenny is a Glaswegian artist and lecturer; talented, charismatic, charming. But even his wife cannot save him from the demons that turn his colourful world to black.

Projection, music and true-life accounts combine in an authentic portrait of one man's struggle with his art and his battle with addiction as he fights for his life.

An award-winning, humorous and heart-breaking drama by Rebecca Russell (Plays One, published by Methuen in July 2015). Following our Edinburgh Fringe 2015 run this production is available for touring.

"Rich in satirical wit, this is a crisply written, cool and classy play; performed with a natural, engaging ease it oozes with a Pinteresque sense of sexual tension and dramatic intrigue." ★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

“The chemistry between the two actors is brilliant; we always believe the underlying pain that both characters express and this leads to a truly heartfelt ending.” ★★★★ Broadway Baby

“The staging is simple yet effective – art projected behind the actors – and the soundtrack from The Smiths fits the tone perfectly. This is compelling, thoughtful, character-driven drama that packs an emotional punch.” ★★★★ Three Weeks

New Tour Dates: June 2017

Fri 09
Maltings Arts Theatre
Level 2, The Maltings, St Albans AL1 3HL
Box Office 0333 666 3366
Fri 16
Maltings Theatre Berwick
Eastern Lane, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1AJ
Box Office 01289 330 999

Autumn 2016 Tour

Sat 24
Upstairs at The Western
The Western Pub, 70 Western Road, Leicester LE3 0GA
Fri 30
The Place Theatre
Bradgate Road, Bedford MK40 3DE
Box Office 01234 354321
Fri 14
The Spread Eagle Theatre
39 - 41 Katharine St, Croydon CR0 1NX
Sat 22
2.30pm & 7.30pm
Old Joint Stock Theatre
4 Temple Row West, Birmingham B2 5NY
Box Office 0121 200 0946