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Sunnymead Court

Written by Gemma Lawrence

Directed by James Hillier

‘It’s been hot for days and now the air is heavy with the promise of something else. Thick. With something else.’

From her balcony, Marie blasts the same tune, every day at 11am. On hers, Stella tends to red geraniums bursting with colour and life. Two tower blocks facing each other. Two women looking for something more. After a chance encounter in a hailstorm, they embark on a new relationship from the safety of their balconies. When a flurry of miscommunication jeopardises their relationship, will they have the courage to make it work in a world changing beyond recognition?

Nominated for four Offie Awards and named as a 2020 hit show of the year by The Stage, uplifting, funny queer romance Sunnymead Court comes to Arcola Outside.

This show is part of Arcola’s festival of outdoor art and performance, Today I’m Wiser. Explore the full programme → 

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★★★★ “Full of fun tidbits of theatrical innovation. A fleet 45 minutes of wonderful creativity. ”WhatsOnStage

★★★★ “Another glimmer of light in this godawful year.”The Arts Desk

★★★★ “Intricately crafted… deft direction… sensational. ”The Stage

★★★★ “This is a queer romance that is beautifully and sensitively portrayed. ”A Younger Theatre

“Reminds us of the joys and love of live theatre. ”The Guardian