UnEqual Productions presents

London Zoo

By Farine Clarke
7 - 30 MAR 2024

Ticket Prices:
£25 Standard / £20 Concessions / Previews £16

The bitingly funny, multi-award winning London Zoo returns for a strictly limited period.

It’s the dawn of the new millennium. With the newspaper industry in crisis, a group of media moguls are plotting a new acquisition. 

Sunil, a recent underdog, will squash anyone if it means staying on top, Christian is being called out for his 1990s “speech bubble sexism”, innocent accountant Charles is trying to find the right way to say the right thing and Arabella – the only woman in the boardroom – has decided to speak out in one final, defiant, act.

As the dusty status quo is blown apart, the layers of unspoken interracial racism and sexism against strong women by weak men begin to reveal themselves.

Winner of Best Production and Best Ensemble Acting at the London Pub Theatres Awards, with two sell-out runs and a slew of critical praise to its name, London Zoo is a funny, shocking take-down of the prejudices that live – and thrive – in the boardrooms of power.

★★★★★ “A real triumph …wittily and critically explores the birth of the modern workplace under pressure” Fairy Powered Productions

★★★★★ “Outstanding… a real punch” London Pub Theatres

★★★★ “Satirical fast-paced production” London Fringe Theatre Reviews

“The themes of manipulation and greed are still relevant today” The Spectator Magazine

“Surprising and punchy” A Young-ish Perspective

“Black comedy that scores its laughs” Broadway World

“A bold piece of theatre… not afraid to be outrageous, questioning and punchy” West End Best Friend

A masterly play in the making. It goes where very few dare with a sucker punch you won’t see coming” Highly recommended Show – Fringe Review

Post-Show Events

Wednesday 13 March & Monday 25 March

Post show Q+A with the cast and creative team behind London Zoo. Joined by TV, theatre and film actress Linda Marlowe.

Monday 18 March

“Power in the Workplace” Post-Show Discussion.

Dive into some of the themes of London Zoo with the creative team behind the show, alongside leading women in business exploring power and prejudice in the workplace.

Helen Morgan – President of Chameleon International, Hayley Thompson – Head of Publishing (Europe & Asia) at Sotheby’s, Lynn O’Connor – Senior Board Member at iSAW (International Strategic Accelerator of Women), & Farine Clarke – Writer and Director of London Zoo.

All events free with a ticket to that evening’s show.


Theatre: The Little

Mon – Sat: 8pm

Tue & Sat: 3.30pm

Running Time: 110 mins including interval

No re-entry.

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

This production contains strong language, racial slurs, workplace sexism, violence, and the use of haze, and is recommended for ages 12+.

Wednesday 13th March and Monday 25th March.

There will be a post-show Q&A with the cast and creative team, joined by TV, theatre, and film actress Linda Marlowe.

Monday 18th March

“Power in the Workplace” post-show discussion.

Dive into some of the themes of London Zoo with the creative team behind the show, alongside leading women in business exploring power and prejudice in the workplace.

Helen Morgan – President of Chameleon International.

Hayley Thompson – Head of Publishing (Europe & Asia) at Sotheby’s.

Lynn O’Connor – Senior Board Member at iSAW (International Strategic Accelerator of Women).

Farine Clarke – Writer & Director of London Zoo.

All events free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.


Videography: Borne Motion

The Company

Simon Furness
Natalie Lauren
Odimegwu Okoye
Anirban Roy
Dan Saski
Harris Vaughan

Farine Clarke
Linda Marlowe
Chuma Emembolu
Sean Laing
Amy Blower
Chloé Nelkin Consulting
Cup of Ambition
Rebecca Pitt Creative

Book Tickets

London Zoo

at Venue: Borough SE1

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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