Metal Rabbit Productions in association with Park Theatre present the World Premiere of
We're Staying Right Here
Story by Henry Devas and Jesse Velik
Directed by Jez Pike
Starring Daniel Portman (Game of Thrones), Danny Kirrane (Pirates of the Caribbean), Tom Canton (Wasted), and Liam Smith (End of Love)
★★★★★ The Upcoming
★★★★★ Ham & High
★★★★ Theatre Weekly
★★★★ The Spy In The Stalls
Off West End Award Nomination - Best Male Performance - Danny Kirrane
‘No one fucking gets it. If I had cancer you’d get it then. If I had tubes sticking out of my guts lost all my fucking hair, looked like a skeleton... you’d all sit by my bed and hold my hand... but this?’
A hard-hitting, surreal and surprisingly funny journey into the deepest recesses of the human mind. Henry Devas’s startling debut play sheds new light on the hidden war fought by one in four of us every year; the war against depression.
Meet Matt; a stand-up comedian who doesn't laugh much anymore. He’s trapped in a room. His mates won’t stop jabbering and he just wants some peace. Who let them in anyway? And why won’t they leave?
As dogs howl at the door, a stranger descends from above, promising a cure...
Starring Daniel Portman (Game of Thrones), Danny Kirrane (Pirates of the Caribbean), Tom Canton (Wasted), and Liam Smith (End of Love).
Please note: This production contains very strong language, simulated violence, flashing lights, haze and vaping.
‘A hauntingly realistic reflection of the experience of clinical depression […] that asks its audience to reconsider its understanding of mental health.’ - TJ Jordan, Deputy Director of SANE’s Black Dog Campaign
'An excellent and moving play about a young man's struggles with his mental illness… I strongly recommend this piece of theatre to as wide an audience as possible.' - Dr Julian Stern, Consultant Psychiatrist and Head of Psychiatry, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
'The razor-sharp dialogue and fantastic performances keep this morbidly dark yet utterly hilarious piece going' ★★★★★ The Upcoming
'The language is industrial, the violence visceral; the humour dark; and the conceit pure Beckett; the acting could not be bettered and the direction is inspired.' ★★★★★ Ham & High
'We’re Staying Right Here is a perfect play that has something to say about some serious issues, but with a unique and beautiful voice.' ★★★★★ The Upcoming
'Unexpectedly funny, a heady mix of absurdist humour and lad-banter' ★★★★ Theatre Weekly
'Danny Kirrane leads the cast as Matt, and it is a truly magnificent performance' ★★★★ Theatre Weekly
'Devas’ script is brilliant, his jet-black comedy works perfectly... incredibly funny and had the whole audience laughing out loud' ★★★★ The Spy In The Stalls
'An immersive manic black comedy... fantastic dialogue and superb performances by the four actors, this play is well worth seeing.' ★★★★ Artiscape
'The four-strong cast let off verbal grenades with ease... the writing is powerful and vicious' The Stage
'The acting overall was superb... an impressive play' ★★★★ The Spy In The Stalls
'Jez Pike directs this production with dexterity' British Theatre Guide
'Devas and his director Jez Pike have plunged full-pitch into the labyrinth of the mind' The Arts Desk
'Strikes an affective balance between comedy and pathos' Reviews Hub
‘Never have I been more affected by a piece of theatre in my life’ @TomChudleyEvans
‘Brutal, heart-breaking, honest. Phenomenally acted’ @christinawolfey
‘Another night of fantastic new #writing @ParkTheatre ‘We’re Staying Right Here’ walks the path of mental health so truthfully.’ @cheryl_prince
Image and photography from Chris Avis who is exhibiting “Voices in the Shadows” at the Park Theatre from the 19th February – 13thApril 2019. To find about more about her work please click here.
Metal Rabbit Productions are proud to have SANE’s Black Dog Campaign as official partner for We’re Staying Right Here. SANE’s Black Dog Campaign aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and encourages people to seek help early, rather than suffering in silence. Find out more by emailing: [email protected]