REARED (2018)

by John Fitzpatrick at Theatre503, London



An urgent new play by BAFTA nominated writer John Fitzpatrick, produced in association with Theatre503.


Eileen has a full time job, a fifteen-year-old daughter with a lot of secrets, a mother-in-law who’s showing signs of dementia, a baby on the way, and a husband who doesn’t want to deal with any of it. As she tries to clear the way for the new baby, the family push each other’s buttons in the way only families know how. There isn’t enough room of everybody but no one is leaving without a struggle.


REARED is a dark comedy about overcoming family history and fighting for a seat at the table.


Supported by the Arts Council of England through the National Lottery.


Creative team

Director/Producer    Sarah Davey-Hull

Designer                     Sammy Dowson

Lighting Designer      Jamie Platt

Sound Designer         Dominic Kennedy

Movement Director   Vicki Manderson

Associate Director     Marianne Badrihani

Stage Manager           Annette Waldie

Casting Director        Nadine Rennie




Eileen             Shelley Atkinson

Stuart             Dan Crossley

Nora                Paddy Glynn

Colin               Rohan Nedd

Caitlin             Danielle Phillips






“Fitzpatrick is a master at narrative surprise” The Guardian


“A deliciously poignant comedy” Fringe Review


“This is the kind of impactful production that has the potential to stay with you for days after you leave – a hard-hitting triumph. “ West End Wilma


“Sammy Dowson’s design is excellent” Time Out, Sammy nominated for an Offie Award Best Design


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