The Small Hours

Katherine Soper

Helena Lymbery

The Carne Studio Theatre

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Saturday 15 October at 7:45pm
Monday 17 October at 2:15pm
Tuesday 18 October at 7:45pm
Wednesday 19 October at 2:15pm
Thursday 20 October at 7:45pm

The running time is approximately 1 hour 5 minutes.

About the show

It's the middle of the night, and Peebs and Epi are the only students left at school over half-term. At the end of their night out, former step-siblings Red and Jazz try to navigate their reunion. With only a couple of hours until morning, Jaffa tries to help Keesh finish an essay. As day breaks, Wolfie is getting up the courage to confess a secret to VJ at a party.

Their choices are small yet momentous. The hours are small but feel very, very long. And when the night finally ends, the future is waiting – every last bit of it.

Katherine Soper is a playwright whose plays include the Bruntwood Prize-winning Wish List (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 2016, and Royal Court, London, 2017), 

Other work includes The Small Hours (National Theatre Connections, 2019) and Star Jelly (RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park, 2016).

She was named Best Writer in the inaugural Stage Debut Awards in 2017 for her play Wish List.

Helena trained as an actor at LAMDA. She has worked at theatres including the National Theatre, Royal Court, Bush Theatre, Royal Exchange, Traverse, Lyric Hammersmith, Barbican & Pentabus in the UK and in theatres in Berlin, New York, Vienna & Paris.

She has been part of the faculty as an acting tutor and director at LAMDA for the last 6 years.

Contains strong language and references to sexual content and paedophilia.

Photos: Mercedes Assad

Creative Team

* LAMDA staff member or visiting artist

Helena Lymbery*

Ingrid Hu*

Assistant Director
Karoline Gable*

Movement Director
Samuel Adebayo*

Musical Director
Annabel Mutale Reed*

Lighting Designer
Abhinav Mishra

Sound Designer
Summer Collier


Ibraheem Hussain

Isaac Jean-Meiro

Jazz Jenkins

Uriel Blankson

Mahaila Palmer

Travis Phillips

Alfayd Raji

Ramesa Sohail

Production Team

Stage Manager 
Lily O’Connor

Deputy Stage Manager
Cara Dickens

Production Manager
James Imber

Chief Lx
Jorge Clarkson

Deputy Chief / Programmer
Jacob Eckardt

Production Sound Engineer
Sam Tate

Production Carpenter
Charlotte Owadally