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VenueRoyal Exchange
Other spaces: The Studio/Swan Street Studio
CountyGreater Manchester
From6th November 2002
Opened11th November 2002
To30th November 2002
WhenMon-Fri 19:30, Sat 16:00 and 20:00, Nov 11 19:00, Wed Mat 14:30
PricesFrom £7.00. To £24.75.
What is currently on at Royal Exchange (V491)


Stockport, 1988. It's midnight. Rachel, eleven, and Billy, six, wait in the car in agitated excitement. Their mother is at her wits' end with all their chatter and fighting and dreams of Disneyland. She is about to leave them for good. Their father, drunk in the flat above, has locked the door. It's a pivotal moment, the beginning of a thirteen-year odyssey for two kids, largely abandoned and growing up in the deprived suburban shadows of Manchester, a city that felt itself to be the most exciting in the world.
Author Simon Stephens

Archive :: production:T0268939204, play:S01359333113, venue:V491

Production details

The Theatre. World Premiere

Special Performances

  • 16 Nov 02 Audio Described


Producer Royal Exchange Theatre
Director Marianne Elliott
Design Rae Smith
Lighting Jon Buswell
Sound Ian Dickinson
Performer William Ash
Performer Nicholas Sidi
Performer Siobhan Finneran
Performer Emma Lowndes
Performer Andrew Sheridan
Performer Fred Ridgeway
Performer Colin Parry
Performer Rachel Brogan

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