TIME OUT ★★★★
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.