The Greatest Hits of Lily and John

Theatre (new writing, music)

  • Pleasance Courtyard - Upstairs
  • 16:30
  • Aug 14-17, 19-28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Tritone Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: This show includes strong language and discussions of suicide, depression and anxiety.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Captioning
    Relaxed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
Relaxed Show pack information: PDF - https://www.pleasance.co.uk/sites/default/files/The%20Greatest%20Hits%20of%20Lily%20and%20John%20Show%20Guide.pdf WORD DOC - https://www.pleasance.co.uk/sites/default/files/The%20Greatest%20Hits%20of%20Lily%20and%20John%20Relaxed%20Show%20Guide.docx
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Description

Lily hasn’t heard from John in weeks. His depression has spiralled and he’s recording a final goodbye. When Lily bursts in uninvited, he lies and says he’s writing a play. A play with live music. About… a dressage horse. Committing to the absurd, they enact the horse play, colouring the stage with their fears, phobias, and failures. A bitterly honest, tenderly ridiculous account of modern life and love. Written and performed by Rosanna Adams (RSC’s The Mirror and the Light) and Calum Sivyer (Windmill Theatre’s Cabaret). Supporting The Listening Place.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Captioning
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Queue in courtyard. For access via locked lift ask staff or at Box Office.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


Captioned performances

  • Dates: 21 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 17 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Additional information: Live and recorded music levels will be adjusted and monitored to keep to appropriate levels. Characters express sadness momentarily and toward end of show. Performers will introduce themselves, their characters, instruments they play and major plot moments / synopsis before the show. As well as providing a simple printed synopsis, character breakdown (there are only two characters, but the characters themselves "play" multiple roles) with visual explanations. Electronic version will also be supplied.

Be aware that this show features:

  • Performer goes into audience area
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Permission to engage with performer
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Karen 1 day ago

Saw last week. Beautiful music, beautiful voices, and fantastic skill with the instruments!

Corinna Grasemann 8 days ago

Excellent, intense performance! Highly recommend to see this!!!


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mini travellers (5/5 stars) 4 days ago

‘The Greatest Hits of Lily and John’ is a raw and emotional tale of modern life and the intricacies of mental health.

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