Flinch - Old Red Lion

London theatre news: Sunday 28 April 2019

London Fringe - Shows

An unabashed interrogation of gender roles, emasculation, failure and the struggle for intimacy will be at at the Old Red Lion from 28 May to 15 June 2019.
Flinch at the Old Red Lion

Artwork by Laura Whitehouse

Written by Emma Hemingford and directed by Rosalind Brody, Flinch will run at the Old Red Lion Theatre from 28 May to 15 June.

The show will be presented by emerging theatre company Sounds Like Thunder, with support from the Split Infinitive Trust.

The company recently had a sell-out 5 star run at the Edinburgh fringe with their show Kidding.

A response in part to the #MeToo movement, Flinch is an unabashed interrogation of gender roles, emasculation, failure and the struggle for intimacy.

Press night is scheduled for May 29.

Show listing information


"When I microwave food, I have to look at the floor, I can't watch the numbers ticking down.

Another forty seconds closer to death.

And, worse, failure."

Jess is an actor, or will be, as soon as she hears back from her latest audition.

Mark works in the City, a trader who feels he's never really been 'pick of the bunch'.

The pair are a little under-ripe, but definitely fine almost some of the time, until the night they have an experience that threatens to peel away everything they thought they knew.

The fallout from this slip-up probes the extent to which we are accountable for our reflexes - and why some things make us go bananas.


Mark - Joe Reed

Jessica - Emma Hemingford

Mugger - Andrew Armitage


Author: Emma Hemingford
Director: Rosalind Brody
Set designer: Owain Williams
Lighting: Anna Reddyhoff
Production: Leila Sykes for Sounds Like Thunder Theatre


Old Red Lion Theatre
418 St John Street


From: Tuesday 28 May 2019

Closed: Saturday 15 June 2019


Previews: £10

Standard: £15.50

Concessions: £13.50


Show website
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