By Simon Stephens

A stark and shattering play that captures London in the arc from euphoria to devastation

26-30 January 2016

One week in July 2005. London feels like the centre of the world.

Pornography is the stark and shattering play by Simon Stephens that captures Britain as it crashes from the euphoria and promise of the 2012 Olympics announcement into the devastation of 7/7.

Written in reaction to the events that occurred that fatal day, Pornography offers a kaleidoscopic view of London through seven different seemingly unrelated stories, from an angry racist teenager besotted with his teacher, to a pair of siblings that enter into an incestuous relationship, and eventually one of the bombers himself on his final journey.

Stephens observes his characters with an almost forensic detachment and yet he makes us love them too. A play of grace and terror.

The Guardian


TEACHER | Paul Caira
STUDENT | Sarah Ratner
SIBLING | Alex Woolley
SIBLING | Minnie Walker
ELDERLY LADY | Liz Stephens
BOMBER | Dewaine Barrett
WORKING MUM | Bex Parker-Smith
JASON | Alex Marlow


DIRECTOR | Chris Davis
PRODUCER | Madhia Hussain

Bridewell Theatre

  • Wednesday 27 January 2016 7.30pm
  • Thursday 28 January 2016 7.30pm
  • Saturday 26 January 2019 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 29 January 2019 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 30 January 2019 2.30pm
  • Wednesday 30 January 2019 7.30pm