Big Big Sky

Big Big Sky

Tom Wells’ beautifully tender new play


"Bit risky though isn’t it? Just sort of turning up to an isolated peninsula in the North Sea without any sandwiches…"

Kilnsea, East Yorkshire. Angie and Lauren are closing up the café for another winter; the birds have gone south and taken the tourists with them. The last visitor is Dennis, stopping by for his pasty and beans. But there’s another arrival – one that’s unforeseen and life changing for them all.

Tom Wells’ beautifully tender new play explores nature’s influence on love, friendship and family - the belief that anyone who’s lost can be found, even in the remotest of places.

Originally from Kilnsea, Tom’s credits include The Kitchen Sink (Bush Theatre) and Ghosting (Royal Court). Wells’ Folk (Birmingham Rep), The Kitchen Sink (Hull Truck) and About a Goth (Paines Plough / Play Pie and a Pint) were all directed by Tessa Walker. Big Big Sky will be their fourth collaboration.

Starring Jennifer Daley (Sing Yer Heart Out For The Lads, Chicester Festival Theatre), Matt Sutton (The House They Grew Up In, Headlong), Sam Newton (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, West End) and Jessica Jolleys (Jack and the Beanstalk, Theatr Clwyd).

Critic reviews

A warm, genuine portrait of life in Kilnsea


This poignant, uplifting play is just what we need right now

· The Arts Desk

A beautifully wistful play, full of charm and kindness by the bucketload.

· WhatsOnStage

This production allows the beauty and tenderness in Wells’s play to soar

· The Upcoming

Tom Wells’ latest play is an elegantly crafted, bittersweet story of loss, love and birdwatching

· The Stage

Serves up compelling thoughts on humanity

· London Theatre

It sadly feels lost in itself, unsure of what it wants to convey

· A Younger Theatre


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Date & time

Show ended
Fri 30 Jul - Sat 11 Sep, 2021
3.30pm & 8pm


Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage NW3 3EU London, UK · Get Directions
Photo by Robert Day
Photo by Robert Day
Photo by Robert Day
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