"I know you want what everyone else wants. A family. A home. But you'll never have it. Cos of what's inside you."
Joanne and Lisa were like sisters. Then Lisa got away. Now she’s back, but the ghosts from their past still haunt her. While Amy just wants to belong.
Three forgotten girls spending one last night by the railway lines. Desperately trying to recover what they’ve lost. Friendship. Family. Safety. While the threat of sexual exploitation lurks in the shadows.
Deeply moving and darkly funny, this award-winning new play tells the story of the girls that slip through the cracks. In a world where nobody wants you, what would you do to survive?
Following an acclaimed UK tour in spring 2017, ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS receives its London premiere at the Arcola. ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS was joint winner of the 2016 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright.
Developed with support from child sexual exploitation awareness charity Safe and Sound.
Suitable for ages 14+
2017 TOUR DATES
Arcola Theatre, London
10th October-4th November 2017
"Terrifically realistic and darkly funny performances...truly extra-ordinary and moving theatre"
"This UK tour couldn't be more timely or more important. A brave and timely play laced with humour and full of characters to care about"
East Midlands Theatre
"the action is utterly engrossing, fresh and theatrically exciting … this electric play does the seemingly impossible: it outshines its former superb self."
"an extraordinary achievement of writer, director and actors … deeply affecting work on a too-urgent subject."
Kev Castle - Theatre Reviews
"This play is very dark but holds a great deal of humour... These three little lights shone very, very bright tonight."
"Jane Upton's writing is top notch. Witty and shocking but always very real."
It's Much More
"really packs a punch... thought provoking and powerful, excellently written and delivered."
"a rare, beautiful piece of theatre"
"an extraordinary, brave and shockingly real production that must be seen."
"there is a wholeness and life to this play; it doesn’t shout about its issues but it wears its heart on its sleeve instead."
"a moving drama that for all its chill bleakness has moments of humour and tenderness … three talented performers weave real-time voodoo from an electric script"
"Laura Ford's production is brought to raw, unrelenting life by Orange-Turner, Esther-Grace Button as Amy and Sarah Hoare as Lisa"
“Uncomfortably compelling … an emotional rollercoaster ride through a belated 15th birthday party where the unspoken speaks loudest”
- Director: Laura Ford
- Associate Director: Angharad Jones
- Assistant Director: Tilly Branson
- Set and Costume Design: Max Dorey
- Sound Design: Max Pappenheim
- Lighting Design: Alex Stafford
- Producer: Corinne Salisbury