Anna Jordan's

We Anchor in Hope

Anna Jordan

Tanuja Amarasuriya

The Linbury Theatre

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Tuesday 31 May at 7:30pm
Wednesday 1 June at 7:30pm
Monday 6 June at 7:30pm
Tuesday 7 June at 7:30pm*
Wednesday 8 June at 7:30pm

* This performance will be a relaxed performance. Find out more.

The running time is 2 hours 15 minutes, including an interval.

About the show

All over London, public houses become private flats. Tomorrow The Anchor closes for good. It's the end of an era, but Kenny and the gang are going out with a bang. There's a blow-up pig, karaoke and a lot of Campari. There's secrets and grudges and forgotten dreams. As the front doors are locked and the bar is drunk dry, there's a lot more to lose than just a pub.

By arrangement with Nick Hern Books

As Playwright, theatre includes: YEN (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Chicken Shop (Park); The Freedom Light (Company of Angels).

As Director, theatre includes: Tomorrow I’ll be Happy (National); Crystal Springs (Eureka Theatre, San Francisco); Vote of No Confidence, Only Human (503).

As Playwright & Director, theatre includes: Freak (Edinburgh Fringe/503); Stay Happy Keep Smiling (Soho); Fragments (Riverside); Staunch (Arcola); Coming Home (Bush); ShortStuff (Waterloo East); Marianne (Wimbledon Studio/Trafalgar Studio); Bender, Closer to God (Old Red Lion); Just for Fun – Totally Random (Lost).

Awards include: Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting (YEN); West End Frame Fringe Production of the Year (Chicken Shop); Lost One Act Festival Best New Writing Award (Just for Fun – Totally Random); Inaugural Off Cut Festival Best Play Award & Audience Choice Award (Closer to God).

Anna originally trained as an actor at LAMDA. She also teaches acting and playwriting at drama schools across London and runs her own company, Without a Paddle Theatre.

Tanuja’s recent credits as Director include OUT OF SORTS by Danusia Samal at Theatre 503 (2019), THE PAPER MAN by Improbable at the Soho Theatre (2019) and A LITTLE DEATH by Vic Llewellyn which toured nationally (2019). Under the name of Sleepdogs she collaborates with writer and composer Timothy X Atack and has directed all their productions to date. THE BULLET AND THE BASS TROMBONE premiered at Bristol Old Vic and toured nationally, including a run at the National Theatre.

As a Sound Designer Tanuja’s credits include SALT by Selina Thompson (premiered at the Southbank Centre, toured the UK and to Australia, Canada and Brazil) and THE HALF GOD OF RAINFALL by Inua Ellams (The Kiln Theatre)

Contains adult themes, strong language, threatened violence, discussions of grief, and references to sexual assault.

Creative Team

* LAMDA staff member or visiting artist

Tanuja Amarasuriya*

Assistant Director 
Linda Miller

Delyth Evans*

Movement Director
Rakhee Sharma*

Fight Director
Sam Behan*

Lighting Designer
Fintan McGuigan

Sound Designer
Stephanie Siraut

Vocal Coach
Salvatore Sorce*

Intimacy Coach
Joana Nastari*


Luke Gallagher 

Luke Hammond 

Romeo Mika

Sera Mustafa

Jerome Yates 

Production Team

Stage Manager on the Book
Marcus Grove

Technical Stage Managers
India Mae
Abhinav Mishra

Production Manager
Raveena Ambani

Chief LX
Calum Priestley

Deputy Chief / Programmer
Michael Fleming

Production Sound Engineer
Megan Bishop

Production Carpenter
Sophia Markou

Deputy Production Carpenter
Olivia Dunne