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A Rat, A Rat

Written by Chloe Yates
Directed by Georgia Leanne Harris

10 Aug 2021 to 28 Aug 2021
Golden Goose Theatre, London

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Golden Goose in Association with Stepping Out

Shortlisted for the inaugural Women's Prize for Playwriting from Ellie Keel and Paines Plough, this play will feature an all female cast and team.

Charlie has just turned 18. Whilst most would be out enjoying their newly-found adult liberties, Charlie is stuck in a white room with a bed without sheets, a window that doesn't open, and a rat. She has to adapt fast to this new, sterile world of the adult psychiatric unit if she is to convince anyone that she is well enough to go home to her waiting mum, Vicky. Under the care her over-worked and under-trained key worker Jenny, she learns quickly that she is pretty much on her own. Until Kim turns up.

This electric new play shines a piercing light into the gaping structural holes of our mental health system, questioning how we as individuals care for one another when our institutions fail us.

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Charlie . . . Rose Reade
Jenny . . . Andrea Johannes
Kim . . . Lou Kendon-Ross
Vicky . . . Fiona Tong
Rat . . . Mariana Nunes


Written by . . . Chloe Yates
Directed by . . . Georgia Leanne Harris
Designer . . . Joana Dias
Lighting Designer . . . Chloe Stally-Gibson
Graphic Design . . . Ann Stiddard


Stepping Out Theatre
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