People Places & Things

Jeremy Herrin will direct Lisa Dwyer Hogg as Emma in the much anticipated UK revival of Duncan Macmillan’s highly acclaimed People Places & Things

By Lee Isherwood | 13 September 2017

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Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out season at the National Theatre and in London’s West End, People, Places & Things, a co-production between Headlong, the National Theatre, HOME, and the Exeter Northcott Theatre, opens its 2017 UK tour at HOME in Manchester, Fri 22 Sept – Sat 7 Oct.

People, Places & Things became the must-see show in London’s West End last year for its vivid portrayal of one woman’s entanglement in addiction, treatment and self-awareness. Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab. Her first step is to admit that she has a problem.

But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she’s smart enough to know that there’s no such thing. When intoxication feels like the only way to survive the modern world, how can she ever sober up?

Lisa Dwyer Hogg’s stage credits include St Joan (Lyric Belfast), Signatories (Verdant Theatre, Kilmainham Gaol & Irish Tour), After Miss Julie, Blackbird, Scarborough (Prime Cut Theatre Company), Liola (National Theatre), Loyal Women (Royal Court), Pete and Me (New End, Hampstead), and Many Loves (Sandis/Lilian Baylis).

The cast is completed by Michael Balogun as Shaun; Trevor Fox, who appeared in Headlong’s Common at the National Theatre as both Paul and dad; Susan Lawson-Reynolds, with credits including A Clockwork Orange, Hansel and Gretel, The Snow Queen, Da Boyz, Aeroplane Man, Jack and the Beanstalk (all Theatre Royal Stratford East), and The Scottsboro Boys (The Young Vic) as Jodi; and Ekow Quartey, with appearances for Headlong in UK tours of Absence of War and Spring Awakening, as Foster.

People, Places & Things
HOME Manchester
Starts Friday 22nd September – Saturday 7th October

HOME, 2, Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN
0161 200 1500