James Fritz's

Parliament Square

James Fritz

Anna Marsland

The Carne Studio Theatre

Tuesday 8 December 7:45pm
Wednesday 9 December 2:15pm

About the show

“Focus on that focus on that anger with what’s happening that’s what will drive you that’s what’s gonna get you over the line.” 

What would you give up in order to change things? Your marriage? Your children? What about your life? 

As Kat takes the train journey towards London, she struggles between the desires to keep the life she has and fight for the world she wants. 

Fifteen seconds of suffering isn’t all that bad when there is so much at stake. 

She’s written a letter explaining everything. She just needs to get herself to Parliament Square. Find the best spot. Then set herself on fire. 

James Fritz is a multi-award-winning writer from south London, whose plays for stage and radio include Four Minutes Twelve Seconds, Parliament Square, Ross & Rachel, Start Swimming, The Fall, Comment Is Free, Death of A Cosmonaut and Lava. He has won the Critics Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright, a Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting and the Imison and Tinniswood BBC Audio Drama Awards, the first time a writer has won both in the same year. He has also been nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, a BBC Radio Award for Best Single Drama, and was named runner-up in the 2013 Verity Bargate Award. He is a graduate of both the Channel Four Screenwriting Programme and the BBC’s TV Drama Writers' Programme and has a number of original television series in development. 

Photos:  Alex Brenner

Creative team

Anna Marsland

Set / Costume Designer
Valentine Gigandet

Lighting Designer
Vadim Wilkie

Sound Designer
Jahmiko Marshall

Movement Director
Heriberto Montalban

Voice Coach
Stevie Rickard


Catherine, Taxi Driver, Friend 2
Clara Courty Zanca

Doctor, Colleague, Friend, Announcer
Ned Costello

Sophia Papadopoulos

Dominic Rawson

Voice, Jo , Physio
Eleanor Sager

Mum, Ticket Woman
Laura Trosser

Production team

Production Manager
Anna Eagle

Stage Manager
Josephine Lea Fadani

Deputy Stage Manager
Molly Goodison

Assistant Stage Manager
Marcus Grove

Chief LX
Harry Masters

Production Sound Engineer
Kirsty Robson

Sound Assistant
Megan Bishop

Production Carpenter
Maria Dedio

Construction Crew
Tara Daynes
Rebecca Harris
Josette Shipp
Brent Tan

Technical Stage Manager
Olivia Dunne

Costume Supervisor
Lydia Comer-Narroway

Wardrobe Department
Sheena Heueston
Lesley Read