Anna Jordan's

We Anchor in Hope

Writer
Anna Jordan

Director
Tanuja Amarasuriya

Location
The Linbury Theatre

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Dates
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 to be confirmed.

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.

Booking

General booking opens on Wednesday 11 May.

Once you have booked a ticket, you will receive an email confirmation. Read up on our latest audience guidelines here.

Industry priority booking will open on Monday 9 May.

If you are a member of the industry, please book complimentary in-person tickets by emailing the Box Office on [email protected]

We now offer interval drinks from our in-house bar, The Pear Tree. Please place your order with them upon arrival and your drinks will be ready to be collected during the interval.

Pricing and concessions 

Tickets cost £14, but we have £7 concessions tickets available to Hammersmith & Fulham residents, schools, students, or people who are over 65, under 18 or are on Job Seeker's Allowance. You'll just need to provide proof of your eligibility when you collect your tickets at the Box Office. We offer a complimentary ticket for carers, to book please call the box office on 020 8834 0500. If you belong to our Pathways Programme or work with any of our Pathways Partners you are entitled to complimentary tickets. Please contact the box office to book.

Accessibility 

If you have any additional requirements, you would like us to be aware of, please contact box office on 020 8834 0500. 

Booking your tickets 

Book your tickets online or by calling our box office on 020 8834 0500. 

Industry booking 

If you're a member of the industry, please email [email protected] to book your tickets. 

Ticket collection for in-person tickets

There is no need to collect tickets. You will be ticked off an attendance list on arrival. 

Refunds 

Unfortunately, all tickets are non-refundable.

Creative Team

* LAMDA staff member or visiting artist

Director 
Tanuja Amarasuriya*

Assistant Director 
Linda Miller

Designer 
Delyth Evans*

Movement Director
Rakhee Sharma*

Fight Director
Sam Behan*

Lighting Designer
Fintan Beirne

Sound Designer
Stephanie Siraut

Vocal Coach
Salvatore Sorce*

Intimacy Coach
Joana Nastari*

Cast

Frank
Luke Gallagher 

Bilbo
Luke Hammond 

Kenny
Romeo Mika

Pearl
Sera Mustafa

Shaun
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