Lucy Kirkwood's


Lucy Kirkwood

Sara Aniqah Malik

The Linbury Theatre

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Thursday 9 February at 7:45pm
Friday 10 February at 2:15pm
Saturday 11 February at 7:45pm*
Monday 13 February at 2:15pm
Tuesday 14 February at 7:45pm

The running time is approximately 2 hours 40 minutes, plus an interval.

*This was a relaxed performance. Find out more.

About the show

Alice is a scientist. She lives in Geneva. As the Large Hadron Collider starts up in 2008, she is on the brink of the most exciting work of her life, searching for the Higgs Boson. 

Jenny is her sister. She lives in Luton. She spends a lot of time Googling. 

When tragedy throws them together, the collision threatens them all with chaos. 

By arrangement with Nick Hern Books

Lucy Kirkwood is a British playwright and screenwriter whose plays include: The Welkin (National Theatre, 2020), Mosquitoes (National Theatre, 2017), The Children (Royal Court Theatre, 2016), Chimerica (Almeida Theatre & West End, 2013; winner of the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Play, the 2013 Evening Standard Best Play Award, the 2014 Critics’ Circle Best New Play Award, and the Susan Smith Blackburn Award), NSFW (Royal Court, 2012), small hours (co-written with Ed Hime; Hampstead Theatre, 2011), Beauty and the Beast (with Katie Mitchell; National Theatre, 2010), Bloody Wimmin, as part of Women, Power and Politics (Tricycle Theatre, 2010), it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now (Clean Break & Arcola Theatre, 2009; winner of the 2012 John Whiting Award), Hedda (Gate Theatre, London, 2008), and Tinderbox (Bush Theatre, 2008).

She won the inaugural Berlin Lee UK Playwrights Award in 2013.

Sara Aniqah Malik is a London based Theatre and Film Director making work with a political drive.​

Her work interrogates the racial and gendered structures around us in order to imagine a better future, with a particular focus on incorporating live music. 

​Sara has directed and assisted as venues such as The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Donmar Warehouse, Gate Theatre, Royal & Derngate.

​Sara is the current Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse and Associate Director at the Watermill Theatre. 

She is one of the directors of Diversity School Initiative, a charity seeking to support and enhance diversity in UK drama schools. 

Explores challenging topics and themes including suicide, child death, grief, childbirth, mental illness, bullying, drug abuse and attempted drug overdose, alcohol, mental and physical abuse, and contains use of slurs, mention of miscarriage, unconsensual spread of nude images, and flickering lights.

Photos: Alex Brenner

Creative Team

* LAMDA staff member or visiting artist

Sara Aniqah Malik*

Delyth Evans*

Musical Director
Luke Byrne*

Assistant Director
Anna Hampton

Voice Director
Molly Parker*

Movement Director
Kwami Odoom*

Lighting Designer
Stephanie Siraut

Sound Designer / Production Sound Engineer
Ciara Brady

Intimacy Director
Christina Fulcher*

Costume Supervisor
Caitlyn Keaney*

Video Designer
Katie Edwards*


Reba Ayi-Sobsa

Journalist / Sonographer
Ayse Babahan

Nadine Ivy Barr

Georgia Brown

Gavriella Bastianelli / Policewoman / Guard
Lysa-Marie Asiedu-Yeboa

Henri / Cameraman
Roy Mas

John Rice

The Boson / French Scientist / Lyn Evans
Michael Tcherepashenets

Zoe Zak

Production Team

Stage Manager
Erin Blake

Deputy Stage Manager
Josette Shipp

Technical Stage Manager
Enna Stephens

Production Manager
Cara Dickens

Chief LX
Summer Collier

Photos: SRTaylor Photography