Going house to house, door to door – knock knocking – professional doorstep hopping, hoping that someone might show an interest.


The earth grumbles. Growling. Rising. The city street-lamps flicker up. We're in a field somewhere in London. A pedlar boy awakes lying on the grass, in his hand a firework. How did he get here? To answer that question he must venture back to the very start via the doorsteps of privileged London and the cracks that swallow thousands of young Londoners every year. Harry Melling’s poetic début play opened to acclaim at the annual HighTide Festival and Off-Broadway. For its premiere in London, the author again performs his own work. A moving exploration into family, identity and the 6000 Londoners who sleep rough every night on the Capital’s streets.

Critic reviews

Gutsy debut play by a first-class stage actor and an original new voice in British theatre ... a thrillingly raw performance


Feels like the intersection of Beckett and Albee... A powerful and delicately calibrated performance

The New York Times (Critic's Choice)

Date & time

Show ended
Wed 4 Mar - Sat 28 Mar, Mon - Tue 8.00pm, Sat mats 3.30pm
Runtime: 50 mins


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