WINNER OF *BEST LOCKDOWN FILM* - Screen Culture Film Festival 2021

WINNER OF *BEST SHORT FILM* - Screen Power Film Festival 2021/22

NOMINATED FOR BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE - The British Short Film Awards 2021

Official Selection film for  Venezia Shorts Italy 2021 & London Lift-off festival 2021

Written by………..Will Eno

Directed by……..Adam Jackson-Smith, David Symmons

Produced by….. Michael Cusick, Adam Jackson-Smith,  Matt Pitts-Tucker

Starring……..Samantha Womack, Bethan Cullinane, Milo Twomey, Saffron Comber,

Jonathan Livingstone, Jenna Boyd, Charlotte Arrowsmith, Shelley King, Eliza Hunt, Michael Cusick, Naeem Hayat, Adam Jackson-Smith

Director’s Note


This film was made to raise awareness that theatre has suffered its hardest 18 months due to the global pandemic, and that many people's jobs rely on this industry to thrive. From playwrights, actors, and backstage crew, to ushers, hospitality, Box Office and facilities staff, everyone connected to theatre has had a punishing couple of years. We screened the film at an exclusive fundraiser in May 2021 and raised money for the Theatre Artists Fund in the UK. We now want to showcase this wonderful piece of work by Will Eno, realised by our dedicated cast and crew.

The film’s mission to encourage people to support theatre artists and freelancers is, unfortunately, as relevant as ever. As COVID-19 takes another bow, we must ensure Theatre doesn’t take its last. 

Charlotte Arrowsmith
Saffron Coomber
Mile Twomey
Shelley King
Bethan Cullinane
Jenna Boyd
Eliza Hunt
Jonathan Livingstone
MIchael Cusick
Naeem Hayat
Adam Jackson-Smith
Samantha Womack

A charity production by Pretty Punchy