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13 February–9 March 2019


by Patrick Marmion

Directed by Oscar Pearce

Arcola Theatre and Primate Productions


By Patrick Marmion

Directed by Oscar Pearce

13 February – 9 March

A South African gunrunner turned Buddhist monk.
A gullible startup millionaire.
His radical feminist ex wife.
Their aid worker daughter.
The young British Muslim she met in Syria.
An ethical Serbian hitman.
And an unstable Brazilian cleaner.

Modern Britain. Moral chaos. Total nightmare.

Playwright Patrick Marmion says,

‘I wanted to write a comedy about the head-spinning madness and recrimination of life in modern Britain. I thought Molière might help so I eviscerated him and threw in a supernatural con man inspired Euripides’s Dionysus. Keith? is what emerged. I hope it goes some way to capturing the way we’re all walking on eggshells, terrified of giving offence, suspicious of anyone who crosses our path and panic stricken ourselves lest we be exposed for some unknown indiscretion or thought crime. Luckily life isn’t nearly as bad as we’re supposed to think it is.’

Post-show events

Jeannie’s Theatre Conversations | Thursday 28 February: a post-show Q&A with the cast and creative team, chaired by Jeannie Farr. Free entry.


Mark Jax


Natalie Klamar


Joseph Millson


Aki Omoshaybi


Sara Powell


Lizzie Winkler



Patrick Marmion


Oscar Pearce


Jemima Robinson

Lighting Designer

Geoff Hense

Sound Designer

Dinah Mullen

Stage Manager

Sidsel Andersen

Assistant Director

Georgia Harris

Costume Supervisor

Bex Kemp

Movement Director

Sian Williams
Best £26 (22 Previews)
Standard £22 (19 Previews)
Value £15
Restricted £10

Standard tickets are £12 or less with Arcola Passport.

Monday - Saturday, 7.30PM
Saturday matinees at 3.30pm

Press night: Monday 18 February, 7.30pm


  • Students / 26 & under - 20% off Standard seats, or join Young Arcola for free to book Value seats at £10
  • 65 and over - 20% off Standard and Value seats
  • People in receipt of disability benefits - free companion with full-price Standard seat or 20% off Best, Standard or Value seats
  • People in receipt of unemployment benefits - Value seats at £10 or 20% off Standard seats
  • Theatre union members - 10% off Standard and Value seats
  • School and college groups (10+) - Best available seats at £12 for Mon–Wed evenings and Wed matinees, one free teacher per 10 students
  • Groups (10+) - eleventh ticket free

    Pay What You Can Tuesdays – limited allocation of tickets available in person, each Tuesday from 6pm. More info »

    Running time: 100 minutes approximately (including interval).

  • This production contains:
    Strong language
    Loud noises
    Scenes of a violent nature
    Pulsing lights [no strobe]

    Suitable for 14+

    Press enquiries: Freya Cowdry (Kate Morley PR) —

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