by Simon Stephens

Presented by Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company & Traverse Theatre Company

‘A remarkable kaleidoscopic portrait of London….exemplary production.The Guardian 

‘A brilliant piece; strange, hypnotic, and unsettling The Independent

‘The fractured, alienating effects of life in London are caught compellingly….stand-out performances. The Metro


‘Subtle and disturbing… A first rate production’ The Observer

‘A superbly acted and atmospheric production’ The Daily Telegraph

Live 8. G8. 2012 Olympics. 7/7.

Simon Stephens is one of Britain’s most acclaimed playwrights whose previous work includes Harper Regan (National One week in July 2005.
Theatre), Motortown (Royal Court), On The Shore Of The Wide World (Royal Exchange Manchester – Olivier Award Best New Play) and Canopy of Stars as part of the Tricycle’s Afghanistan Season.

Sean Holmes has recently directed Moonlight and Magnolias, Twelfth Night and Loot at the Tricycle Theatre.

Best New Play award  – 2009 Critics’ Awards For Theatre In Scotland

Click here to listen to an Interview with TheatreVoice (Alex Siertz)


5 Responses for “Pornography”

  1. Joesmith Says:

    Stonkingly great show! Best on the Traverse programme last year. Don’t miss it.

  2. Derren Litten Says:

    Superb cast, loved the play. Saw it in Endinburgh AND Birmingham! Sheila Reid is amazing.

  3. John Blakey Says:

    Amazing writing and acting! The whole cast must have loved to have Simon Stephens’ words in their mouths. I just saw the first preview at the Trycycle and can highly recommend the show… thoughtful, moving and funny.

  4. Dolly Says:

    brilliant! one of the best plays I have seen & I see alottttt of plays. superb script, actors, direction.
    not to be missed indeed.

  5. O'Keeffe Says:

    This is a play which skillfully portrays the ordinary and extraordinary lives of Londoners as we (!) dance towards the joys and tragedy of events in 2005. It’s a belting play which intensifies the sometimes mundane detail of daily lives in the overall context of a climax that left 52 dead. The perfect play for the Tricycle, and we both came away with the feeling of having uncovered a gem. Well done.

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Running Time is approximately 1hr 40mins without an interval
Director Sean Holmes
Designer Paul Wills
Lighting Designer Chris Davey
Sound Designer Emma Laxton
Frances Ashman, Kirsty Bushell, Sam Graham, Sheila Reid, Billy Seymour, Sarah Solemani, Sam Spruell, Anthony Welsh