A Graeae and Theatre Royal Plymouth production

One Under

by Winsome Pinnock

Directed by Amit Sharma
Commissioned by Ramps on the Moon. Presented in association with Curve.

Winsome Pinnock (Leave Taking, Bush Theatre) reimagines her 2005 play about the power of guilt and the quest for atonement.


Sonny and Christine wanted to escape. Together, they had a night to remember – but underneath the surface, things weren’t what they seemed. Now, Cyrus is frantically trying to piece together the truth about that night. But, unexpectedly, a tragedy is about to unite them all…

An evocative thriller of intertwining stories, One Under explores the unanswered questions left behind when someone vanishes from our lives.

A brand-new version of the 2005 play by award-winning playwright Winsome Pinnock (Leave Taking) and directed by acclaimed director Amit Sharma (The Solid Life of Sugar Water, National Theatre) this powerful story explores human relationships and sparks pertinent, timely conversations on mental health and well-being.

Graeae are world-renowned for placing D/deaf and disabled artists centre-stage. This brand new staging of One Under sparks a vital discussion about mental health and invisible disabilities, and features creative captioning and audio description at all performances.

One Under deals with issues and topics which some audience members may find challenging, including depression, paranoia and suicide.

★★★★ “One Under is a keenly enjoyable experience – and being brave enough to leave parts of the story untold pushes this drama into a different league. Complex and darkly satisfying, One Under proves that when drama moves beyond formula, anything can happen”The Spy In The Stalls

★★★★ “Definitely one to catch as it tours ... the subtly written and acted stories certainly stay with you hours after the event”East Midlands Theatre

★★★★ “Fast-paced, thrilling, thought-provoking and superbly performed”Beyond the Curtain

★★★★ “The success of One Under is a combination of the clever writing and the strength within the performances ... believable and powerful”North West End

“Heartrendingly tender ... bringing gentleness to delicate scenes of connection”The Guardian

“Structured like a thriller and scattered with fantastical fairytale motifs … Amit Sharma’s production, with captioning and audio description, is compact, stylish and keenly felt”The Times

“Captioning and audio description are creatively incorporated into a bold revival of Winsome Pinnock's play about the need for atonement”The Stage

“Guilt and penance, paranoia, hidden disability, personality and uncertainty shift and reshape as 95 minutes scurries past… a brave re-imagining and revival of Alfred Fagon award-winner Winsome Pinnock’s 2005 short play”British Theatre Guide