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Lesbian Space Crime

An astronaut is accused of criminal activity against her ex-wife whilst on a mission thousands of miles from Earth. It is the dawn of space-crime, and a new era for queer representation. Isolated in space, she cracks on with being an astronaut but is caught up in a constellation of bad times. Cornered by her colleagues, berated by her boss, and jeopardised by a Gemini (her skank wife). Thankfully, she’s not from one of 69* Earth-countries where she would be a criminal just for being gay at all.

Lesbian Space Crime is a comedy with slapdash songs about intergalactic queer dirtbags.


written by John King
the Bunker Theatre

“You know what would really fuck them off? If you went out there and found the least suitable, most inappropriate, most outrageous hunk of a man that this fine city has to offer, and the pair of you rock up to that church service in May, arm in arm.”


Seán is feeling wronged because his boyfriend Tim has been excluded from a family wedding back home in Ireland. What does it matter that they’ve just broken up? The problem for his family is that Tim is femme, fabulous and worst of all, English. Spurred on by righteous anger, Seán is determined to do something about it.

As Greek myths, hook-up apps, and the musical stylings of Sinéad O’Connor collide, Seán launches into his hunt for the most disruptive plus-one possible.

★★★★★ Jack the Lad - "One of the best new plays we have seen this summer."
★★★★ LondonTheatre1 - “Poignant, current and witty."

★★★★ Spy in the Stalls - “Extremely memorable."

★★★★ Hayley Sprout - “A fantastic tour de force."

★★★★ LGBTQ Arts Review - “Occasionally surreal... Witty and sharp."

Katherine Laheen, Ashling O'Shea, Cormac Elliott
Charlie Ferguson
Cormac Elliott
Clare McGrath
Charlie Ferguson, Cormac Elliott
Cormac Elliott
Cormac Elliott
Clare McGrath
Ashling O'Shea, Charlie Ferguson
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created by Ella Duffy and Robbie Taylor Hunt
The Bunker Theatre, Theatre503, Jermyn Street Theatre, Manchester Royal Exchange

“I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors."

Mrs. Icarus, Eleanor Roosevelt, Queen Herod...

Based on and incorporating The World’s Wife by Carol Ann Duffy, this one-woman play journeys through history and mythology from the obscured, female perspective. Including poetry, physical theatre, puppetry and verbatim, this is an exploration of womanhood through the ages.

After all, behind every great man…

★★★★★ LondonTheatre1 - "WIFE takes an already tantalisingly creative anthology of poetry to a new level of imagination."

★★★★ BroadwayBaby - “The show crackles along with a significant amount of fizz and humour […] An engrossing, moving and captivating hour.”


by Bryony Lavery
Bedlam Theatre (Edinburgh Fringe 2017), TheatreN16

'Captain, contact's engine noise ceased… she's on her way down.'

The year 2000. A Russian submarine, the Kursk, explodes in the Barents Sea. Nearby, a British vessel on a secret military mission witnesses its final minutes. The crew must decide whether to blow their cover and go to the survivors’ aid or obey orders and leave them behind. Inspired by true events, KURSK explores the secrecy, camaraderie and hardship of life in the sea’s depths.

★★★★ BroadwayBaby - “This production by AIRLOCK is atmospheric and beautifully realised.

A genuine pleasure to watch.”

★★★★ Edinburgh Guide - "This is a nicely crafted, polished and deeply impressive piece of theatre."

Bea Svistunenko, Marco Young, Alexandra Wetherell, Mark Milligan, Aoife Kennan
Aoife Kennan as Donnie Black
Marco Young, Bea Svistunenko, Mark Milligan, Aoife Kennan
Bea Svistunenko, Aoife Kennan
The cast outside Bedlam Theatre
Bea Svistunenko, Aoife Kennan, Mark Milligan, Marco Young
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