Liam McLaughlin Productions

23rd Nov 2021 - 25th Nov 2021

Downstairs - Pleasance London


Suitable for ages 14 and above


Important information:

This show contains strong language.

When Mark reacts unexpectedly in the face of a violent mugging, his girlfriend Jess is left with questions. Does she have the right to feel betrayed by Mark’s failure to defend her – even when the incident turns out to have been a harmless prank? As the young couple attempt to repair their differences, rom-com sparring exposes something more sinister: a thorny and unsettling discussion of gender politics that refuses to take sides.

Flinch is a darkly comic play about the struggle for intimacy by writer and performer Emma Hemingford.

Flinch is generously supported by Arts Council England.

“A promising debut that gets under the skin of a troubled relationship” (Guardian)

“Appealingly playful” (Stage)

Emma’s plays have been shortlisted for The Papatango Prize 2021 and for The Alpine Fellowship 2021. A reading of her play The Rehearsal was produced by The Almeida Theatre in 2020. She is represented by Knight Hall.

Liam McLaughlin Productions is led by award-winning Producer, Liam McLaughlin. He is the Creative Director of Just Add Milk (JAM), a Stage One bursary recipient, and he currently works for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

★★★★ The Reviews Hub
★★★★ London Theatre 1
★★★★ The Upcoming
★★★★ TheatreT

Flinch was originally produced at the Old Red Lion by Sounds Like Thunder.

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