The Lounge

China Plate present

The Lounge

  • By Inspector Sands
  • Tue 25 Apr – Sat 20 May 2017, 7.15pm. Matinees Sat 2pm
  • Soho Theatre
  • From £10

‘Funny, clever and breathtakingly moving.’
★★★★ Scotsman

97 years go by in a flash. An afternoon lasts an eternity

In a care home lounge somewhere off the A1, 97 year old Marsha Hewitt begins the last day of her life. But she cannot go quietly. As the radiators burn and Jeremy Kyle blares, rivalries, relatives and murderous impulses jostle for space on the Axminster carpet.

By teatime, a riot is brewing.

The award-winning Inspector Sands (A High Street Odyssey, If That’s All There Is, Hysteria) and China Plate shine a spotlight on how we cope, or fail to cope, with ageing.

Supported by South Street Arts Centre & artsdepot. Funded by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, Arts Council England and The Sackler Trust.

Running Time: 80 mins
Age recommendation: 12 +

Audio Described Performance
Wed 17 May at 7.15pm
Touch tour at 5.45pm

Captioned Performance
Thu 18 May at 7.15pm#

BEYOND THE LOUNGE: PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Moving to live – is ageing inevitable? A lecture / workshop based in the Feldenkrais technique. Thu 4 May, 1pm (£3.50/£2 with a ticket to show). Book here

Are there ways of improving care for the older generation that don’t involve moving the earth? Sat 6 May, 3.30pm (free to matinee audiences) Click here for more information

We need to talk about ageing: How and when do we confront the realities of getting older and mortality? Thu 11 May, 3pm (£3.50/£2 with a ticket to show). Book here

The Lounge Performances

Tue 25 Apr 7:15pm
Wed 26 Apr 7:15pm
Thu 27 Apr 7:15pm
Fri 28 Apr 7:15pm
Sat 29 Apr 2:00pm
Sat 29 Apr 7:15pm
Mon 1 May 7:15pm
Tue 2 May 7:15pm
Wed 3 May 7:15pm
Thu 4 May 7:15pm
Fri 5 May 7:15pm
Sat 6 May 2:00pm
Sat 6 May 7:15pm
Mon 8 May 7:15pm
Tue 9 May 7:15pm
Wed 10 May 7:15pm
Thu 11 May 7:15pm
Fri 12 May 7:15pm
Sat 13 May 2:00pm
Sat 13 May 7:15pm
Mon 15 May 7:15pm
Tue 16 May 7:15pm
Wed 17 May 7:15pm
Thu 18 May 7:15pm
Fri 19 May 7:15pm
Sat 20 May 2:00pm
Sat 20 May 7:15pm

‘Funny, clever and breathtakingly moving.’
★★★★ Scotsman

‘Mischievous and pleasing, with a generous dash of the fantastical.’
★★★★ Stage

‘Hilariously funny… it’s our future we’re looking at.’
Total Theatre

★★★★ Herald
★★★★★ Three Weeks
★★★★★ Broadway Baby

On Inspector Sands

‘They are brilliant and reckless, precise and inventive, intelligent and frank. They are kaleidoscopic creators. Don’t miss them!’
New York Theatre Guide

This performance is part of

Spring Summer 2017 season: YOUNG HEARTS, OLD SOULS

All productions