One Under

One Under

A Graeae & Theatre Royal Plymouth production

Lyn Gardner avatar
13 December 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“It is great to see that Winsome Pinnock, for too long neglected by British theatre, is one again being celebrated and staged. Pinnock’s latest play, Rockets and Blue Lights, will premiere at the Royal Exchange in Manchester next March. The Bush’s revival in 2018 of her seminal early play Leave Taking was a huge success and now Graeae, the brilliant company that puts D/deaf and disabled actors centre stage, reimagine her 2005 play One Under. It focusses on Cyrus, a tube train diver who has to rethink his life as he tries to discover the truth of why Sonny jumped in front of his train. Amit Sharma, who did such good work on The Solid Life of Sugar Water, directs this story of invisible disabilities and mental health.”


Sonny and Christine want to escape. They have a night to remember but underneath the surface things aren’t what they seem. Cyrus is frantically trying to piece together the truth about that night. Unexpectedly a tragedy is about to unite them all…

An evocative thriller of intertwining stories, One Under explores the unanswered questions left behind when someone vanishes from our lives.

A brand new version of the 2005 play by award-winning writer Winsome Pinnock and directed by Amit Sharma (The Solid Life of Sugar Water, Cosmic Scallies), this powerful story explores human relationships and sparks pertinent, timely conversations on mental health and well-being.

Graeae is a world renowned innovator in theatre and its productions place creative access at their heart. This play will feature a creative use of captioning and will have audio description on offer at every performance (ask the Box Office
for details).

Content warning:
One Under deals with issues and topics which some audience members may find challenging, including depression, paranoia, suicide and scenes of an adult nature. The show also contains haze and loud noises.

Suitable for ages 16+.

Critic reviews

Revival of Winsome Pinnock’s fiddly but fascinating play about the aftermath of a young black man’s mysterious suicide

Time Out

The most commendable aspect of this play is that it does not shy away from dealing with paranoia, depression and suicide

A Younger Theatre

Date & time

Show ended
Tue 10 Dec - Sat 21 Dec, 2.30pm, 7pm & 7.15pm
Runtime: 1 hr 40 mins


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