Arcola Theatre

Between Us

Sarah Daniels

Directed by: John Burgess

…I’m okay, you’re okay, they’re okay, we’re all okay and in this together.

What do stand-up, being a proud father, therapy and adoption have in common? They’re all different ways of feeling good about yourself. But what happens if this is not enough?

Between Us is a darkly comic glimpse into the way we live now that asks how we have allowed it to come to this…

Photos: Jeremy Abrahams

Reviews for Between Us:

[…] amusingly and touchingly human drama that’s thought-provoking and wonderfully acted

this intricate piece of theatre shouldn’t be kept between us

★★★★ The Gizzle Review

a wonderfully acted drama exploring the darker undercurrents beneath everyday normalcy.

★★★★ The Good Review

great writing, stirring performances and a show that will appeal to long-term theatregoers, as well as the casual visitor

★★★★ Everything Theatre

There’s also a streak of pain running through the performances, which are uniformly first-class and compelling


never less than provocatively entertaining

good enough to make you hope Daniels has more to give

A provocative mix of sex, standup and social malaise

The Guardian

beautifully written and has as much in it as many plays twice its length

an accomplished and compelling performance from Cornwell

John Burgess’s production balances poignancy with humour

British Theatre Guide

Charlotte Cornwell works the audience expertly

a small but perfectly formed piece of drama

There Ought To Be Clowns

Charlotte Cornwell is the star of the show as the wickedly funny Julia

Watching the twists and turns of Between Us unveil themselves is thoroughly engaging

Plays to See

All actors are beautifully cast and perform with truthfulness and commitment

very powerful and hard to digest

A Younger Theatre

Monday – Saturday at 8.00pm – £17 (£12 concessions)

Opening performances (28 May – 2 June) – all tickets £12

Saturday matinees at 3.30pm – £14 (£12 concessions)

Pay What You Can Tuesdays (tickets in person from 6.30pm – limited and subject to availability)

Recommended for ages 12+

Running time is approximately 75mins straight through, no interval

Please note that there will be a post-show discussion with writer Sarah Daniels and director John Burgess following the performance on 18 June.