Southwark Playhouse Elders Company presents

Matchbox Theatre

by Michael Frayn
4 - 5 DEC 2023

Ticket Prices:

Sir Geoffrey and Lady Hilary, sleeping peacefully on their marble tomb these last six hundred years, are woken by the thump of rock music in the crypt beneath them…

A recorder quartet prefers listening to the sound of their own voices rather than the music they are playing…

Crossed wires in the cheese aisle at the supermarket…

A selection of short and witty scenes by renowned playwright Michael Frayn exploring relationships, communication and how neither of those things always go according to plan.

In addition, we present The Silver Star, an AlterNativity by Sasha Winslow.


Theatre: Participation Space

Mon 4 Dec: 4pm

Tue 5 Dec: 6pm

Running Time: 60 mins (TBC)

No interval and 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.

The Company

Barbara Clarke
Bernard Taylor
Charles Molloy
Eileen Sheppard
Freddie Adamson
Gill Daniel
Gerry Daniels
Hilary Hodsman
Jeanette Lineham
John McRae
Keith Biley
Les Forrester
Meena Agrawal
Mina Temple
Pam Almaz
Rose Taw
Roz Borley

Tamara Katzenbach
Wendy Buckley
Sasha Winslow
Teresa Malski

Michael Spencer
Nic Harvey
Sasha Winslow

Book Tickets

Matchbox Theatre

at Venue: Elephant SE11

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.

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How to find us

Southwark Playhouse Elephant
1 Dante Place
London SE11 4RX

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