Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak

Since Saturday 15 August 2020, indoor performances at London theatres have been allowed (with social distancing).

Outdoor performances (where possible) can also go ahead.

Though some theatres remain closed, venues are starting to reopen with social distancing and safety measures in place.

The show below will not currently be playing and is scheduled to close by 15 August 2020 (when theatres can reopen for indoor performances).

Original performance dates are given below and reflect any changes we know about.


Closed 21 Sep 2019

Omnibus Theatre

Explores the turbulent teenage years of a girl looking for love in all the wrong places. 
Lit at Omnibus Theatre

Photo Credit - Craig Sugden Photography

Show details


When I think about you my chest feels like it's about to explode and this energy pulses through me, heat, rising all the way up through my veins from my heart.

The problem with love is that it's different for everyone.

For Bex, love is a flirt in detention and the promise of a date at a Chinese buffet.

She doesn't even like Chinese.

How long can she keep searching for love before she ends up burnt?

LIT explores the turbulent teenage years of a girl looking for love in all the wrong places.

Background, advisory warnings

Age suitability: 14+

Sophie Ellerby's writing revives a proud British tradition of placing complex working class people at the heart of her work.

Sophie is an actor and a writer, and the spark of LIT came from her experience studying young women and mothers in the prison system.

Originally developed through HighTide's First Commissions programme, Omnibus is co-producing the full production after presenting it as a reading in 2017.

Director Stef O'Driscoll, Artistic Director of nabokov, director of Paines Plough Roundabout season, is a leading innovator in British theatre.

Note: this production contains strong language and references to sexual violence.


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Postal address:
1 Clapham Common Northside
London SW4 0QW

Box office tel: 020 7498 4699

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Previews from:Tuesday 17 September 2019

Closes:Saturday 21 September 2019

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm

Running time: 1 hr 30 mins




Access information

All performance spaces and facilities are fully wheelchair‑accessible.


Bex - Eve Austin

Sylvia - Maxine Finch

Dillon - Josh Barrow

Lee - Kieran Hardcastle

Ruth - Tiger Cohen-Towell

Mark - Jim Pope


Author: Sophie Ellerby
Director: Stef O'Driscoll


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