Printers Playhouse present


In these tough times, Life’s a struggle. There’s unfulfilled expectations. Humdrum existences needing an injection of life. Millions wishing something, would happen to them, to fill the void in their lives. Clearly everyone “else” is happy. Online celebrations and holiday pics prove it.

Jane can’t take it anymore. She needs that something, anything! - but how far is she willing to go to get it?

Jo didn’t understand. Jo is happy to just get along. Having normal couple conversations and disagreements.

Why do they see the world so differently?

Maybe “Mad Fran” has the answer. She at least has the life experience that would suggest she could help.

Happenings is a dark comedy involving 3 characters set in a seaside town. Their feelings about the world being matched by countless 30 somethings across the country.

If your life is made up of the things that happen to you, what if nothing happens?! How much do you dare risk, to push your life agenda?



Written by John Berry

Produced by Printers Playhouse


Running Time - 70 mins

Content Notice: This play contains profanity, themes of suicide and mental illness.

Age guidance: 16+


This production is made possible by an Arts Council Culture Recovery Fund grant awarded to the Old Red Lion Theatre.

Production image credit: Wolfgang Tillmans, End of Land I, 2002. © Wolfgang Tillmans, courtesy of Maureen Paley, London.  Image Towner Eastbourne


Performances dates: Mon 4th, Tues 5th, Wed 6th, Thurs 7th, Fri 8th January 2021.

Each performance date has two performances - at 6pm & 8.30pm - to allow for a socially distanced auditorium.

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