BETHANY COOPER PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES
THE WORLD PREMIÈRE OF
KATIE REDFORD’S TAPPED AT THEATRE503
Bethany Cooper Productions today announces its inaugural production is the world première of Katie Redford’s debut play Tapped, in a co-production with Theatre503. Directed by Piers Black, the production opens at Theatre503 on 12 April, with previews from 5 April, and runs until 23 April 2022.
Katie Redford, said today, “The first short play I ever wrote was on at Theatre503, so to have my debut professional play there is really exciting. Tapped is a play about eating too many Club biscuits, never getting round to fixing the shower and reminiscing about the days of SMTV Live. But fundamentally, it’s also about feeling stuck and fiercely longing for human connection. Even if we do share different opinions on which is the best Club biscuit. (The green one. Always the green one.)”
Bethany Cooper Productions and Theatre503 present
The world première of
By Katie Redford
Directed by Piers Black
5 – 23 April 2022
Ever wanted more from life? These three have.
Tapped is a heart-warming comedy that explores the importance of acceptance, fulfilment and (lack of) hope. In Stapleford, Nottingham, aka Stabbo, we meet Gavi, Jen and Dawn at an amateur self-help group who all share one commonality; they’re desperate for escapism.
A play about fears, hopes, having big dreams in small places and how the idea of change is far easier said than done.
Katie Redford is a writer and performer. She’s a BAFTA Rocliffe TV Comedy Winner and was also part of the BBC Comedy Writersroom. Her short film Ghosted starring Alison Steadman, which she co-wrote, produced and performed in, was supported by BFI Network in association with Film Hub Midlands. Her debut drama Yellow Lips recently aired on BBC Radio 4, which she also plays the lead in. As an actor her television credits include Alma’s Not Normal, Still Open All Hours and Mount Pleasant.
Piers Black is a director, writer and dramaturg. He is Artistic Director of Ransack Theatre, was previously Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre, and trained on the National Theatre Directors’ Course where he went on to be a Staff Director.
Supported by Arts Council England, The Gane Trust and Unity Theatre Trust.
503 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 3BW
Box Office: www.theatre503.com/ 020 7978 7040
5 – 23 April 2022
Writers Night: Tuesday 5 April at 7.30pm
Parent & Baby performance: Wednesday 20 April at 12pm
Relaxed Performance: Wednesday 20 April at 7.30pm
Captioned Performance: Wednesday 20 April at 7.30pm
£5 – £18 (£12 concessions)
Saturday matinee performances are Pay What You Choose
Five £5 tickets are on offer for every show after previews
Age guidance: 14+