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Closed 31 Jul 2021

Old Red Lion Theatre

A dark comedy involving 3 characters set in a seaside town.
Happenings at the Old Red Lion Theatre

Picture credit: Bo Baker

Show details


In these tough times, Life's a struggle.

There's unfulfilled expectations.

Humdrum existences needing an injection of life.

Millions wishing something, would happen to them, to fill the void in their lives.

Clearly everyone "else" is happy.

Online celebrations and holiday pics prove it.

Jane can't take it anymore.

She needs that something, anything! - but how far is she willing to go to get it?

Jo didn't understand.

Jo is happy to just get along.

Having normal couple conversations and disagreements.

Why do they see the world so differently?

Maybe "Mad Fran" has the answer.

She at least has the life experience that would suggest she could help.

Happenings is a dark comedy involving 3 characters set in a seaside town.

Their feelings about the world being matched by countless 30 somethings across the country.

If your life is made up of the things that happen to you, what if nothing happens?!

How much do you dare risk, to push your life agenda?

Background information, advisory warnings

Age suitability: 16+

Warning: this show contains profanity, themes of suicide and mental illness.

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Postal address:
418 St John Street
London EC1V 4NJ

Box office tel: 0333 012 4963

Box office email: -

Location map for Old Red Lion Theatre


Previews from:Tuesday 27 July 2021

Closes:Saturday 31 July 2021

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Running time: 1 hr 10 mins





Author: John Berry
Production: Printers Playhouse


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