Moments/Empty Beds

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Double bill. Written by emerging writer Julia Cranney, these plays are funny, frank and touching in equal measure.
Moments/Empty Beds at the Hope Theatre

Image: Hope Theatre


Genre: Drama
Venue: Hope Theatre
Started: Tuesday 30 January 2018
Closed: Saturday 17 February 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 18+


Since founding in 2016, Pennyworth Productions has toured its work to the Edinburgh, Camden and Galway Fringes.

Their work has transferred to the Arcola Theatre as part of its 'EH to E8' pick of the fringe season, and they have been the recipient of both the Scottish Daily Mail Award and an inaugural Eddies Award.

This February they are bringing their double bill 'MOMENTS | EMPTY BEDS' to the Hope Theatre, Islington. Having formed to use New Writing to Challenge Old Ideas, in these productions Pennyworth explore modern loneliness, family tension and missed connections.



Daniel and Ava are two strangers who at first glance have nothing in common.

He's 56, she's 25.

He's a talker, she's a listener.

But after a series of chance (and awkward) encounters, it's starting to look like they're becoming ... friends?


The Wyld sisters tend to avoid each other.

Today they're stuck on a train, en route to visit their brother for his birthday.

In light of recent events, they're determined to show a united front.

But 250 miles into the journey, patience is wearing thin …

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London N1 1RL

Box office tel: 0333 666 3366

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Previews from:Tuesday 30 January 2018

Press night:Thursday 1 February 2018

Closes:Saturday 17 February 2018

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm






Ava/Catherine - Julia Cranney

Emily - Carys Wright

Jo - Debbie Brannan

Daniel - Simon Mattacks


Author: Julia Cranney
Director: Kate Treadell
Designer: Anna Reid
Lighting: Ali Hunter
Sound: Simon Mattacks
Production: Pennyworth Productions

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