RJG Productions & Be Forward Productions present in association with Holly White

Brilliant Jerks

by Joseph Charlton
1 - 25 MAR 2023

Ticket Prices:
£24 | £19 Concessions | £16 Previews

Brilliant Jerks Publicity Image

Tap a button. Get a ride.

In 2008, an entrepreneur leaves a tech conference in Paris. As he stands on the street, unable to hail a cab, an idea lands with the falling snow: tap a button, get a ride.

Ten years later, Mia drives nights in Manchester, Sean is recruited as the brightest new programmer and Tyler moves onto yet another new future.

This is the story of one brilliant idea. And the impact on the lives of many.

From award-winning writer Joseph Charlton (ANNA X, Industry), this fast, touching and scandal-driven show is based on the creation of a multi-billion-dollar app, which you might even use to get home afterwards…

“Thrilling, scandalous and exposing… with echoes of The Social Network, Joseph Charlton’s Brilliant Jerks is fresh, cool and utterly engrossing.” West End Best Friend

“Clever, funny and frustratingly relevant, Brilliant Jerks is well worth a look” Fairy Powered Productions

“The writing of Joseph Charlton is witty and moving and this play is much deserving of this return to the London theatre scene” Centre Stage

Brilliant Jerks is funny and thought-provoking… epic and intimate” Theatre Weekly


Theatre: The Little

Mon – Sat: 8pm

Tue & Sat: 3.30pm

Running Time: 90 minutes, no interval.

We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.

References to alcohol and drug use/addiction, sexual assault/harassment, sex work, adoption, and strong language.


The Company

Sean Delaney (He/Him)
Shubham Saraf (He/Him)
Kiran Sonia Sawar (She/Her)
Katie-Ann McDonough (She/Her)
Becky Paris (She/Her)
Hazel Low (They/Them)
Annie May Fletcher (She/Her)
Rachel Sampley (She/Her)
Misha Mah (They/Them)
Elle Roberts (She/Her)

Production Photos

Production photos by Nick Rutter

In Rehearsal


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Group Booking

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77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

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Thursday 5.30pm to 11pm
Friday 5.30pm to 11pm
Saturday 1.30pm to 11pm
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