Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak
England is cautiously moving out of national lockdown due to the coronavirus epidemic, but London theatres remain closed to audiences.
The government has not announced firm dates for theatres to open in England, though a suggested date for indoor performances to restart has been given as 17 May 2021, with capacity restrictions.
Larger theatres may be back with full capacity audiences from 21 June.
London theatres are beginning to announce new show dates and we are updating our listings.
However, we advise checking theatre websites to confirm which shows will be playing in the future.
6 to 10 Jul 2021
Image courtesy The Space
Chloe, Ben, Kate, and David are slowly coming to realise one simple truth - bad things tend to happen to good people.
They're looking for a way out.
And sometimes, escape looks like a friendly face, a plane ticket, a tank of helium …
Inspired by the true story of a 91-year-old death dealer, this challenging exploration of coping, hope, and loneliness dares to delve into the rationale behind our most unthinkable acts.
How can we overcome isolation?
Why don't we always do the right thing?
And, most of all, where do we go from here?
A study of mistakes and forgiveness, Helium aims to make you ask 'why?'
Background, advisory warnings
Age suitability: 14+
Grumble Pup was founded on the belief that nothing is more engaging than a well-written play.
We aim to stage the best new writing on offer, with a focus on emerging voices and work that discusses current cultural issues.
Helium will be Grumble Pup's debut show, and we are unbelievably excited to be bringing it to a venue like The Space which shares our values of cultivating new talent and driving accessibility.
Warning: this show contains flashing lights, strong language, deals centrally with the themes of bereavement and suicide, and depicts an instance of domestic violence.
Note: this show will also be livestreamed on 8 July 2021.
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London E14 3RS
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm
Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm
Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm
Friday ‑ 8‑00pm
Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm
Author: James Turner
Director: Izzy Carney
Production: Grumble Pup