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Written by Andrew Maddock / Directed by Niall Phillips

‘I ran as fast as I could. I ran and I ran and I ran until I couldn’t run anymore...’

Darren’s convinced he’s going to beat Usain Bolt in the Men's 100m Finals.

Abigail won't stop applying varnish to her fingernails.

Simon just wants to make sure his brother and sister are both eating right.

OLYMPILADS by Andrew Maddock explores a complex relationship between two brothers and their estranged sister, living their lives under the shadow of austerity and the hope for a lasting London legacy during the 2012 Olympic Games. 

Director Niall Phillips and Writer Andrew Maddock (one of The Independents playwrights to dominate 2017) form the production company Lonesome Schoolboy. 

Previous plays IN/OUT (A Feeling) & HE(ART) are Off West End Nominated and described as ‘Enthralling and Urgent’ (The Stage), ‘a joy to hear, never mind see’ (Exeunt) and ’raw and poignant’ (The Upcoming)

waiting for charlie


25 - 26 Jun 2017



Sun & Mon only.

It’s been a rough six months for Bobby, but his mate’s turning him vegan and he’s just started a new job.

Now, if only he could stop waiting for Charlie.

Then life would be really sweet.

A new play about friendship, vegan cheese and dealing with life’s lemons by award nominated playwright Andrew Maddock, recently named as one of The Independent’s playwrights to dominate 2017. This is Andrew’s second professionally produced play this year following HE(ART) in January and his third production at The Hope Theatre following the critically acclaimed and Off-West End award nominated IN/OUT (A FEELING) in January 2016 & THE WE PLAYS in September 2016.

★★★★ “Plays that expertly capture the strength of the human spirit” Mind the Blog on THE WE PLAYS

★★★★ “Frequently enthralling but also absolutely unforgiving of any fault in the delivery” The Stage on IN/OUT (A FEELING)

★★★★ “Maddock’s writing is intelligent, insightful and beautiful” Views from the Gods on THE WE PLAYS 

★★★★  “Poignant and shocking, but ultimately heartwarming” The Upcoming on HE(ART)


‘Dream Woof Woof’
A film written and directed by Niall Phillips, and produced by Lonesome Schoolboy Productions.

Sebastian works as a drama school teacher. He hates it. He hates his boss. He hates his life. He wants to be rich and famous. He decides to start a band. A heavy rock band. He wants to change the music industry by making the heaviest band. Ever. He has no money, no band mates and can't play any musical instruments. Still – nothing seems to be stopping him. A comedy about dreaming, hurting, failing and making a difference.

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