Theatre |
18th May 2023

Starts 8pm | Tickets £12 | Conc. £10 | Brewery Youth Arts & Students £7 | Theatre | Age Guidance 14+

Bethany Cooper Productions and Theatre503 present Tapped by Katie Redford. 

A garage. A flipchart. A pile of Club biscuits. T-shirts that don’t fit. And three people who are really stuck.

Gavi wants to inspire his community. Which is tricky when everyone would prefer to just stay at home and watch Bake Off. With the help of daily mantras, goal setting and repeatedly listening to Spandau Ballet, he believes he can change their lives for the better.

Tapped is a witty and sensitive portrayal of managing mental health within a family, highlighting the barriers we put up, whilst having those all-important lightbulb moments, like realising Aldi really does sell everything.

Katie Redford is a BAFTA Award winning writer & performer from Nottingham and a BBC Comedy writers room alumnus. Tapped was her debut play for stage premiering at Theatre503, which received an Offie nomination for Most Promising Playwright. She also writes for screen and radio.

★★★★ “The comedy intertwined around the mention of mental health means the subject is never the joke but dealt with in a delicate way that gives it the respect it deserves.”  Pocket Size Theatre

★★★★ “Redford is a gifted comic writer. Her dialogue is zippy, keenly observed and packed with laughs. A heart-warming comedy fuelled by everyday magic. Don’t miss your chance to catch this world premiere from a truly exciting playwright.” West End Best Friend

“The play reveals itself to have a sweet, romantic centre.” The Guardian.

Meet The Cast 

Marie Blount
Marie Blount plays Dawn. Her theatre credits include Marvin Binoculars (Unicorn Theatre), Good Grief (Soho Theatre), ATISMIA (National Theatre: Inside Out Festival), A First Class Death (The Vaults), Motherlogues (The Hen and Chickens, The Manchester, and Brighton Fringe Festivals), It’s a Girl (Theatre503 and The Romanian International Theatre Festival). Television credits include Rebel Cheer Squad: A Get Even Series, and The Woman In Black.

AK Goulding
AK Goulding plays Jen. AK’s theatre credits include Hot in Here: An Energy Generating Dance Party (Pigfoot), Move Fast and Break Things (FRIEGHT THEATRE), Dull Thuds of Love (Definitely Fine), Extra Time (Derby Theatre), Hamlet (National Theatre). For television credits include Urban Myths: Handel and Hendrix and for film, ‘The Colour Room’ and ‘Mantis’

Max Hastings plays Gavi. His theatre credits include Tapped (Theatre503) Victoria’s Knickers (Stratford Circus Arts Centre), Flashbang (Lion & Unicorn Theatre). Television credits include The Machines that Built America, Masters of the Air.

Content and trigger warnings

This production contains:

  • Derogatory language surrounding mental health: Tapped – a term meaning someone who is mentally unwell
  • Bereavement: Tapped deals with the loss of loved ones
  • Themes of depression: Discussion of past experience of and symptoms of depression
  • Brief mention of suicide
  • Mention of crime & violence: Stapleford is nicknamed “stabbo” after it’s high prevalence of knife crime

Photo: Lidia Crisafulli 2022

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18th May 2023

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