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Emily Schwend won the Yale Drama Prize 2016 for Utility with judge, playwright Nicholas Wright saying "Utility is a remarkable play: beautifully written and effortlessly powerful".
This is the European premiere of the work of one of America's most exciting emerging playwrights.
Caitlin McLeod is Artistic Director of new writing company The Coterie (originally funded by a Sky Academy Scholarship) and was one of the original Old Vic 12.
She has previously directed at Hampstead, The Yard, HighTide, the Almeida and the Globe.
Like I gotta lose just about everything I used to like about myself just so I can keep shit even halfway decent for everyone else around here.
Amber is juggling two nearly full-time jobs and three kids.
Her on-again, off-again husband Chris is eternally optimistic and charming as hell, but rarely employed.
The house is falling apart and Amber has an eight-yearold's birthday party to plan.
As Amber struggles to keep things from boiling over, she is forced to confront reality - she is a stranger to the person she once was and the person she thought she might be.
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Richmond TW9 2SA
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm (7pm 5th Jun)
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday - 2-30pm
Saturday - 2-30pm
(not 2 June)
Mon - Thu evenings & matinees
Fri & Sat evenings
Standing £10 (when all seats have been sold)
A limited number of tickets at £18 are available for all performances for over 65s, students, recipients of state benefit and members of theatre unions and guilds on presentation of proof.
Under 30s £12
A limited number of under 30s £12 tickets are available for all performances. Proof of ages must be shown when collecting tickets.
£15 tickets available for disabled patrons plus one escort at the same rate on all performances.
£12 tickets available for blind or partially sighted patrons and an escort at the same price for audio described performances.
Audio‑Described performances Sat 23 June 2‑30pm & Thu 28 June 7‑30pm
Stagetext Captioned Performance Wed 4 July 7‑30pm
Robyn Addison - Amber
Jackie Clune - Laura
Robert Lonsdale - Chris
Matt Sutton - Jim
Author: Emily Schwend
Composer: Max Perryment
Director: Caitlin McLeod
Designer: Max Johns
Lighting: Emma Chapman
Sound: Max Perryment
Movement: Jack Murphy