Clean Break presents

Billy The Girl

  • Tue 29 October - Sun 24 November, 7.15pm
  • £10 Previews, £15 (£12.50), £17.50 (£15), £22.50 (17.50)

‘A neat, intimate family tale… there are several laugh-out-loud moments… a superb 75 minutes of theatre.’
★★★★ Time Out

Billy The Girl

★★★★ Time Out
★★★★ Times
★★★★ Evening Standard

A new play by Katie Hims
Directed by Lucy Morrison

An uplifting and entertaining journey through the lives of three women, Billy the Girl is a dark, yet heart-warming new play by Katie Hims.

Billy’s just got out of prison and her mother refuses to let her through the front door. Now Billy’s been left to sleep outside in the caravan, with Frank’s ashes and a bear costume.

The magnificent Clean Break returns to Soho Theatre following This Wide Night (2008/9), Charged (2010) and Re-Charged (2011).

FREE POST-SHOW TALKS
Tue 12 Nov, 8.45pm (panel conversation featuring Lucy Kirkwood, Katie Hims, Rebecca Prichard, Sam Holcroft, Roz Wyllie and Lucy Morrison) & Wed 13 Nov, 8.45pm (panellists from various disciplines discuss concepts of chaos and women in the criminal justice system). Booking required.

FREE CLEAN BREAK PERFORMANCE
Tue 12 & Wed 13 Nov, 6.30pm. A performance of Stepping off the Edge of the World by Roz Wyllie, performed by Clean Break graduates. No booking required.

BSL PERFORMANCE
Thu 14 Nov, 7.15pm, £12.50. For people who are Deaf, deafened or hard-of-hearing. Book tickets online by selecting ‘BSL ticket’ when prompted.

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE
Fri 15 Nov, 7.15pm, £12.50. For people who are blind or visually impaired. Book tickets online by selecting ‘Audio Described Ticket’ when prompted.

CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE
Sat 16 Nov, 3pm, £12.50. For people who are Deaf, deafened or hard-of-hearing. Book tickets online by selecting ‘Captioned Ticket’ when prompted.

Image: Michal Chelbin/INSTITUTE

QUO VADIS PRE SHOW DINING
Planning your evening at Soho Theatre and not sure where to eat before seeing Billy the Girl? The excellent Quo Vadis restaurant, next door to us on Dean Street has a delicious, pre show menu at 5.30pm, £17.50 for 2 courses or £20 for 3 courses for performances starting at 7.30pm. Take a look at the sample menu to the right, book Quo Vadis Meal Deal tickets online or call us on 020 7478 0100.

‘A neat, intimate family tale… the performances are beautifully pitched… Hims’s writing really shines, and there are several laugh-out-loud moments… a superb 75 minutes of theatre.’
★★★★ Time Out

‘A little gem… with flashes of brilliant insight and humour, and jagged edges that cut deep… painfully funny and poignantly eloquent. Quirky, vivid, with a quiet, pulsing urgency that unfailingly compels.’
★★★★ Times

‘Fizzing with volatility.’
★★★★ Evening Standard

‘With poignancy and humour… agonisingly funny.’
Guardian

‘Feel-good… a touchingly hopeful portrait of life.’
A Younger Theatre

‘Warm-hearted, tender and gently uplifting.’
Stage

‘Lucy Morrison’s direction is understated and natural… their performances shining out.’
★★★★ Exeunt

‘Poignant, touching, often funny, but most importantly, hopeful.’
★★★★ Female Arts

‘An entertaining, memorable and thought provoking night out.’
The Public Reviews

‘An absorbing story that moves and entertains… leaves the audience wanting more.’
★★★★ The Good Review

‘Sharp, fast-paced… the cast round off this little gem of a play, with superb acting. All three actors – Danusia Samal, Christine Entwisle and Naomi Ackie – shine like diamonds.’
Camden New Journal

Cast

Amber
Naomi Ackie
Ingrid
Christine Entwisle
Billy
Danusia Samal

Creative team

Written by
Katie Hims
Directed by
Lucy Morrison
Designer
Joanna Scotcher
Lighting
Katharine Williams
Sound
Becky Smith