Papatango Theatre Company


by Clive Judd
11 Oct - 3 Dec 2022

Ticket Prices:
£24 | £18 Concession | All Previews £16

A collage of cut out photographs depicting a house. There is a person beside it.

“There’s somethin’ about this house. Somethin’ here. Somethin’ in the walls. Its bones. Like DNA.”

A family packs into a small house with a tangled history. Matt is here, yearning to reach someone he’s lost. His cousin Jess is here, too; she just wants to feel something. Anything. And Aunt Monica and Jeff are still here, just about. Together, ferocious and funny, they laugh, they scrap, they remember.

Tonight these four people, inextricably bound yet so far apart, will finally confront the old decisions that haunt them. How does a family make a future, when everything that holds it together lies in the past?

Clive Judd’s debut play won the 2022 Papatango Prize from a record 1,553 scripts. Here is a tender, funny and utterly truthful story about family and feeling. Heralding a remarkable new talent, it follows previous Papatango Prize discoveries which have gone on to win Olivier, Critics’ Circle and OffWestEnd Awards and premiere worldwide.

The Press On Here:
★★★★ “A truly exciting discovery.” The Guardian
“Beautiful, engaging, empathetic.” Evening Standard
“Hauntingly beautiful.” The Stage
“A mysterious kitchen drama intrigues and unsettles.” The Times
“Tartly funny [and] authentic.” WhatsOnStage

The Press on Papatango
★★★★ “A serious talent to watch.” The Evening Standard (Best Theatre of 2021) on Old Bridge
★★★★★ “A modest masterpiece.” The Stage on The Silence and The Noise
“Samuel Bailey’s knockout professional debut rings with fresh truth.” New York Times (Critic’s Pick) on Shook
★★★★ “Compelling.” The Times on Shook
“Astonishingly brilliant. One of the best debut plays I have ever seen.” BBC Radio 4 Saturday Review on Shook
★★★★ “Every year the Papatango Prize comes up with a bit of a cracker.” The Guardian on The Funeral Director

Off-West End Award Nominations for Here:


Theatre: The Large

Mon – Sat: 7.30pm

Sat: 3pm

Running Time: 150 minutes.

There will be a 15-minute 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.

There are no content warnings in place for Here.

Relaxed Performances

Tuesday 22 November at 3pm and Saturday 26 November at 3pm.

The Company

Sam Baker-Jones
Lucy Benjamin
Mark Frost
Hannah Millward
George Turvey
Jasmine Swan
Bethany Gupwell
Asaf Zohar
Jo Alexander
Elsie O’Rourke
Ian Taylor
Victoria Maytom
Natalia Alvarez
Matt Carnazza

Many thanks to the following for their kind support of the Papatango New Writing Prize.

Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation, Amazon Literary Partnerships.

Many thanks to Jasmin Vardimon Company for their generous support.

Here was developed with the support of the National Theatre.

Group Booking

Southwark Playhouse has a group booking rate of one free ticket in every 10 booked at the same time, and this discount may be combined with applicable concessions (i.e. student rate) where available. These can be booked by contacting the box office either by phoning us at 020 7407 0234, or filling in the below form.

Tickets may be reserved for two weeks without payment, and we can send an invoice which can be settled via a card payment, bank transfer, or cheque.

Once an enquiry form has been submitted the box office team will be in touch to confirm and invoice within 1-2 working days. If you have any questions please contact

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How to find us

Southwark Playhouse Borough
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

Closest Tube Station:
Elephant & Castle (Northern Line & Bakerloo Line)
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Opening Hours

Monday 5.30pm to 11pm
Tuesday 1pm to 11pm
Wednesday 5.30pm to 11pm
Thursday 5.30pm to 11pm
Friday 5.30pm to 11pm
Saturday 1pm to 11pm
Sundays 5pm to 11pm if we have a show on.


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