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Patient Light

Fri 8 Oct 2021 - Sat 9 Oct 2021
  • Age Guidance:14+
  • Duration:Approx. 60 minutes

Written by Simon Longman and directed by Scott Hurran (Eastern Angles Artistic Associate) Patient Light follows a day in the life of a young person in Peterborough and how their vision of the future is blinded by carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders. The play examines our need for aspiration, and how to use the world’s frustrations to your advantage. 

‘We just wait. Old light. And new light. We just wait. For each other, patiently wait.’

Patient Light is a brand-new audio sensory experience, that will preview at the Undercroft before a schools tour next year. Visitors will listen on headphones to the show and experience an immersive sound design using binaural technology. The aim is for audiences to sit immersed in the set design and atmospheric lighting design whilst listening to performances pre-recorded by actors set against a sound design. 

Simon is a renowned writer, who was a member of the Royal Court Young Writer's Group and won the Channel 4 Playwrights' Scheme. He is currently writer in residence at the National Theatre. Simon’s previous credits include ISLAND TOWN (Paines Plough Tour) GUNDOG (Royal Court Theatre) WHITE SKY (Gate Theatre) MILKED (Pentabus Theatre/Soho Theatre) Sparks (Old Red Lion). 

Joe Bolland

Daniel Bowerbank

Matilda Rae


Scott Hurran


Simon Longman

Sound Designer

Tom Foskett-Barnes

Set Designer

Peter Butler

Lighting Designer

Catja Hamilton