1st Aug 2018 - 27th Aug 2018

Pleasance That - Pleasance Courtyard


Suitable for ages 14 and above


Important information:

This show contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.

'I think you're really talented... I got hard as I watched you.'

Tom has always dreamt of being a successful actor, and now after years of disappointment he is finally presented with his golden opportunity... and an impossible decision to make.

Set against the backdrop of the 2017 #MeToo movement, VELVET explores the complex realities of harassment within the industry and how far a person is willing to go to achieve their dreams. However, when most creatives are riding the wave of change, will Tom's opportunity slip through his fingers?

work.Theatre is proud to present VELVET
Written and performed by Tom Ratcliffe.
Directed by Andrew Twyman (Kanye the First; Hightide / Odd Shaped Balls; Old Red Lion).

Open/closeReviews and Quotations

"The crackle of the piece comes from Ratcliffe’s snappy and charismatic delivery... a personal perspective... raw and human.
4 stars
The Stage
"A refreshingly emotional play which keep audiences enthralled from beginning to end."
5 stars
Theatre Weekly
"a bravura performance... I'm utterly beguiled"
5 stars
Bouquets & Brickbats
“A tour de force from Tom Ratcliffe... Outstanding.”
4 stars

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