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Arch 468 and Ovalhouse present


by Joseph Wilde. Directed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord.

The return of Arch468's critically acclaimed production.

Eve is a 13 year old vampire...Eve does everything a good little vampire girl should, including drinking her (human) sister’s blood. But one day, Tabby tires of opening her veins and, in a breath, the whole world changes.


  • Wheelchair Access
  • Weds 6 – Fri 8 and Tues 12 – Fri 15 May 7.30pm, Sun 10 and Sat 16 May 5pm​

Running time: 80 MINUTES, NO INTERVAL

Venue: Downstairs


Eve is a 13 year old vampire. She has never left her room and everything she knows about the world and herself comes from what her sister Tabby has told her.

Eve lives in a world without sunlight. A world where Harry Potter, Bilbo Baggins and the cast of Dante’s Inferno are real; where princes with adjectives instead of names seduce beautiful princesses against the odds. A world crammed full of story book characters but with just one living, breathing human being to cuddle.

Eve does everything a good little vampire girl should, including drinking her (human) sister’s blood. But one day, Tabby tires of opening her veins and, in a breath, the whole world changes.

Cuddles is the stunning debut play from Capital award-winning young playwright Joseph Wilde.

On Wednesday 13 May there is a Post Show Discussion with Director Rebecca Atkinson-Lord, Writer Joseph Wilde, and Cast Carla Langley and Rendah Heywood.


"Cuddles is nearly everything one should expect from an evening at the theatre: emotional, a great story, superb acting, great directing… and a final twist: an unmissable dark and daring experience."
A YoungerTheatre (read full review)


 “Rebecca Atkinson-Lord's production cannily plays on the dark fairytale element to atmospheric effect... the finale sends you out into the dark with a shiver.”
Lyn Gardner in the Guardian


"Tautly directed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord against a sickening, flyblown design from James Turner, Cuddles is a smart and gruesome gothic tale that reveals Wilde as a writer with a great deal of confidence and nerve... full-blooded drama with ferocious bite." TIME OUT ★★★★


“Arch 468 is a laboratory for incubating the theatre of the future”
Richard Godwin for the Evening Standard 


Please note Cuddles contains strong language and nudity. 


  • Wed 6 May, 7:30pm
  • Thu 7 May, 7:30pm
  • Fri 8 May, 7:30pm
  • Sun 10 May, 5:00pm
  • Tue 12 May, 7:30pm
  • Wed 13 May, 7:30pm
  • Thu 14 May, 7:30pm
  • Fri 15 May, 7:30pm
  • Sat 16 May, 5:00pm

Eve  Carla Langley
Tabby  Rendah Heywood

Playwright    Joseph Wilde
Director    Rebecca Atkinson-Lord
Producer    Lucy Jackson
Designer    James Turner
Lighting    Pablo Baz 
Sound    Edward Lewis
Assistant Director   Celeste Dring

Additional information

Nominated  for ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Actress’ (Carla Langley) in the OffWestEnd 'Offie' Awards 2013.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Photo by Alex Beckett.

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