Little Sweet Thing

Roy Williams

Ebenezer Bamgboye

The Linbury Theatre

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Friday 14 October at 7:30pm
Monday 17 October at 7:30pm
Tuesday 18 October at 2pm
Wednesday 19 October at 7:30pm
Thursday 20 October at 2pm

The running time is to be confirmed.

About the show

Tash is tough. At least on the surface. But she can’t afford to drop her tough-girl image. Kev, her brother, is just out of the Young Offenders Institute and is determined to keep his nose clean, but back on the streets the pressure is mounting.

Roy Williams, OBE, worked as an actor before turning to writing full-time in 1990. He graduated from Rose Bruford in 1995 with a first class BA Hons degree in Writing and participated in the 1997 Carlton Television screenwriter's course. The No Boys Cricket Club (Theatre Royal, Stratford East, 1996) won him nominations for the TAPS Writer of the Year Award 1996 and for New Writer of the Year Award 1996 by the Writers' Guild of Great Britain. He was the first recipient of the Alfred Fagon Award 1997 for Starstruck (Tricycle Theatre, London, 1998), which also won the 31st John Whiting Award and the EMMA Award 1999. Lift Off (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, 1999) was the joint winner of the George Devine Award 2000. His other plays include: Night and Day (Theatre Venture, 1996); Josie's Boys (Red Ladder Theatre Co., 1996); Souls (Theatre Centre, 1999); Local Boy (Hampstead Theatre, 2000); The Gift (Birmingham Rep/Tricycle Theatre, 2000); Clubland (Royal Court, 2001), winner of the Evening Standard Charles Wintour Award for the Most Promising Playwright; Fallout (Royal Court Theatre, 2003) which was made for television by Company Pictures/Channel 4; Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads (National Theatre, 2002, 2004), Little Sweet Thing (New Wolsey, Ipswich/ Nottingham Playhouse/Birmingham Rep, 2005), Slow Time (National Theatre Education Department tour, 2005), Days of Significance (Swan Theatre, Stratfordupon- Avon, 2007), Absolute Beginners (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, 2007), Joe Guy (Tiata Fahodzi/Soho Theatre, 2007), Baby Girl (National Theatre, 2007), Out of the Fog (Almeida Theatre, 2007), There's Only One Wayne Matthews (Polka Theatre, 2007), Category B (Tricycle Theatre, 2009) and Sucker Punch (Royal Court, 2010). He also contributed A Chain Play (Almeida Theatre, 2007) and Sixty Six (Bush Theatre, 2011). His screenplays include Offside, winner of a BAFTA for Best Schools Drama 2002. His radio plays include Tell Tale, HomeboysWestway, which was broadcast as part of Radio 4 First Bite Young Writers' Festival, To Sir with Love, and The Interrogation. He also wrote Babyfather for BBC TV. He was awarded the OBE for Services to Drama in the 2008 Birthday Honours List.

Ebenezer Bamgboye was the Carne Deputy Director of Jermyn Street Theatre, a resident director at the Almeida and a Baylis assistant director at the Old Vic. He trained at the Young Vic and Artistic Directors of the Future. He has directed at Battersea Arts Centre, Camden's People’s Theatre, Hampstead Theatre and Omnibus.

Contains offensive language, drug references, violence, sexual assault and references and death.

Photos: Alex Brenner

Creative Team

* LAMDA staff member or visiting artist

Ebenezer Bamgboye*

Ethan Cheek*

Movement Director
Charlotte Taylor*

Fight Director
Sam Behan*

Voice Director
Gurkiran Kaur*

Intimacy Director
Christina Fulcher*

Lighting Designer
Poppy Morley

Sound Designer
Ash Orhan-Pennell


Ava Hinds-Jones

Adam Lamb

Cameron dos Anjos

Melchizedek Oketch

Miss. Jules
Taneetrah Porter

Jade Dharma Roberts

Annie Taylor

Moses Walsh

Production Team

Stage Manager
India Mae

Deputy Stage Manager
Erin Blake 

Production Manager
Jasmin Meara-Wall

Chief LX / Programmer
Natasha Shirley

Production Sound and Video Engineer
Jen Garland

Production Carpenter
Charlotte Owadally