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Fifth Word and Nottingham Playhouse

All The Little Lights

by Jane Upton

Directed by Laura Ford

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. 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?

Jane Upton was a joint winner of the 2016 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright for All The Little Lights. Now, following an acclaimed UK tour, it receives its London premiere at Arcola.

Developed with support from child sexual exploitation awareness charity Safe and Sound.

★★★★★ Terrifically realistic and darkly funny ... truly extraordinary and moving theatre
—Nottingham Post
★★★★ A brave and timely play laced with humour and full of characters to care about ... this UK tour couldn’t be more timely or more important.
—The Stage


Esther-Grace Button
Sarah Hoare
Tessie Orange-Turner


Jane Upton


Laura Ford

Set and Costume Design

Max Dorey

Lighting Design

Alexandra Stafford

Sound Design

Max Pappenheim
Standard £17
Concession £14

Tickets are £12 or less with Arcola Passport.

Monday - Saturday 8pm
Saturday matinee at 3.30pm

Pay What You Can Tuesdays – limited allocation of tickets available in person, each Tuesday from 6pm. More info »
Group /school rates (for 10+ people) available. Contact Box Office »

Running time: 60 minutes approximately .

This production contains:
Strong language
Loud noises

Suitable for 14+
24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
020 7503 1646

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Arcola Theatre Production Company is a registered charity no.1108613. Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England no.5242988. Registered Office: 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL.