Not Talking

Not Talking

3.8 (6) · Contemporary, New Writing

“If I don’t want to tell anyone, it’s up to me, right?”


Lucy knows James has avoided the battle. Mark knows Amanda has fought for her life. But speaking the truth could bring everything crashing down.

What happens if we live a life of not talking?

In his gripping and lyrical first play, Olivier award-winning writer Mike Bartlett (Doctor Foster, King Charles III, Albion) unlocks a culture of silence, and gives voice to the human casualties when things are easier done than said.

Critic reviews

Mike Bartlett’s little-known first play is a powerful look at the culture of silence

Time Out

People often talk about the damage done by not talking. Bartlett makes you really feel it.

The Stage

Lawrence Walker is bursting with raw energy.

Whats On Stage

A considered and intelligent script about painful secrets, brought to life by exciting lighting design and strong performances

Everything Theatre

Eloquent look at what we say and don't say

Evening Standard

Date & time

Show ended
Wed 25 Apr - Sat 2 Jun, 3pm & 7.30pm


24 Ashwin St E8 3DL London, UK · Get Directions

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