Past Productions

I woke up…looked at you lying there next to me. And I saw my son.’ Production shot from Sliding with Suzanne

Thirty-five and on the slide, Suzanne does a runner back home to Brighton in search of a new start.  But home is a place where big breaks are scarce.  And kids grow up – fast.  So how do you find out what you want in a place like this?  And who do you find it with?

From the award-winning author of Ashes and Song, comes the powerful and bitterly humorous story of a single foster mum trying to turn her life around.


‘It’s a dark world that Upton paints, yet instantly and disturbingly recognizable to those hurtling down the precipice, or even those simply peeking over the edge’
-Liverpool Daily Post

‘Sliding with Suzanne proves to be an emotionally rousing roller coaster…[a] meticulous, superlatively acted production’
-The Evening Standard


Cast: Danny Worters, Bryan Dick, June Watson, Monica Dolan, Rodger Frost and Loo Brealey.

Director: Max Stafford-Clark 
Designer: Julian McGowan 
Lighting Designer: Johanna Town 
Sound Designer: Paul Arditti


Sliding with Suzanne opened at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs on 30 August – 22 September 2001. The production then toured for six further weeks until 29 October 2001.

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