HighTide Theatre, Mercury Theatre & The New Wolsey Theatre in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre present


By Martha Loader

Directed by Jennifer Tang

“Thursdays, curry night. Curry and a pint for a fiver. Go at five thirty, home by ten. Beat my mum up for a while. Bed by ten thirty.”

Four men convicted of domestic abuse offences meet each week in a community centre to undergo a perpetrator programme. Jen, the new group facilitator, feels out of her depth. But as she starts to make progress with the men inside the room, their lives outside begin to buckle. A shattering and darkly funny award-winning new play about responsibility and rehabilitation, Bindweed looks at what can be done to tackle the endemic of abuse at its root.

Winner of the Judges Award at the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2022.

Bindweed contains some difficult themes, including violent, abusive and sexual content. For a detailed summary, please see here.

★★★★★ “A modern day classic.”BristishTheatre.com

★★★★ “intense and brooding ”The Stage