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No Place Like Hope


Anna and Becca aren’t where they’re supposed to be. While serving a community punishment order Becca is sent to a hospice to work and meets Anna, a cancer patient. No Place Like Hope shows the beginning of an unlikely friendship, through their conversations, their need for company and for someone to listen. In their honesty towards each other, maybe solace can be found.


This award winning play by Callum McGowan, was written to pass the Bechdel test. With women taking leading roles on a London stage, McGowan's play is brought to The Old Red Lion by an all female team- co produced by The So and So Arts Club and Pinpoint Create and in partnership with the incredible charity Victoria’s Promise.


Victoria’s Promise was founded to fill critical gaps in social, emotional and practical care for young women and their families going through cancer. 


The support from VP has changed everything in my life. I couldn’t imagine what my life would be like now had I not found VPAngela


VP hosts monthly Women’s Networks at the Hello Love studio London with expert speakers allowing young women with cancer to feel inspired, empowered, and stronger together. 


A support group is invaluable when you have anxiety from cancer. Cancer can be isolating but it doesn’t have to be that way! Sarah


Every donation is a vital lifeline and allows VP to reach more vulnerable young women and their families. To donate TEXT VPVP22 £(amount) to 70070 or visit



written by callum mcgowan
directed by carla kingham
produced by the so and so arts club and pinpoint create


"Heartbreakingly poignant yet genuinely funny" ★★★★★ - broadway World

"It is one of the very best new plays I have seen for a long time and I urge you to go and see it.”  ★★★★★ - LondonTheatre1

”One of the best pieces of fringe all year.” 
"Clare Corbett is simply masterful as Anna, sending us on an emotional roller-coaster" 
"Corbett and Donovan are terrific leads, their on-stage chemistry is moment-to-moment truthful and endlessly playful."

★★★★★ - Theatre BOX

"No Place Like Hope– a bittersweet play by Callum McGowan that hits hard" ★★★★ -  THE STAGE

"The cast skillfully give life to a script of honesty and love. There is much within this play for people to relate to and acknowledge." ★★★★ - Live Theatre UK

"Gentle and generous." ★★★★ - Underdog Reviews

“A quietly devastating thing of loveliness.”  - Ought To Be Clowns

“Holly Donovan’s evident emotional engagement was notably moving.”  - The Peg Review

Tuesday 7th - Saturday 25th November 2017
Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday matinee at 3pm

Tickets £15 (£12.50 concessions)

Concessions apply to OAPs, Students and Equity Members. You will be required to show your valid Student / Equity card at Box Office when you collect your tickets.

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The Box Office will open 30 minutes before the performance for cash / card sales and collection of pre-booked tickets.

Drinks can be taken into the auditorium but we ask that you take your glasses back down to the bar at the end of the show.

Latecomers will not be admitted.

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