GOODNIGHT MR. SPINDRIFT (2019) Sponsored by Horrify me Photography


“Fear is a dark, ugly cannibal that lurks at the heart of everything, no matter how we try to crush it. It's a harsh world we live in, but it is ours…You can call me Mr Spindrift. But you know that already.”

In a desolate block of government-owned accommodation, Archie and Isaac are waiting to be 'certified' in a radical government scheme which requires a series of unsettling tests to determine just how strong Archie and Isaac's relationship is. If successful, they unlock a better standard of living; if not, they can never see each other again.

Overseen by examiners Iris and Valentine, it is not long before they start to doubt everything about their time together and as they begin to realise some uncomfortable truths about themselves, they will not only have to face each other but the mysterious figure of Mr Spindrift who presides over all.

Will their love prevail and if so, what will be left of it?

Goodnight Mr. SPINDrift RAN From 24th-27th April 2019 at the old Red LION THEAtre


Archie: Joshua Asare

Isaac: Jacob Ward

Iris: Katie McLeod

Valentine: Ciara Morris

Mr. Spindrift- Angus Bower Brown



Written by Nancy Netherwood

Directed by Sam Essame

Produced by Joseph Willis

Set and Props by Natasha Dawson

Costumes by Annabel Redgate

About the Author:

Nancy Netherwood is a playwright from South East London and a recent graduate of the University of East Anglia’s Creative Writing Programme. She has taken part in projects for young people with the Almeida and Royal Court, and earlier this year was chosen for The North Wall Arts Centre's artist development programme Catalyst, as well as the Pint-Sized Theatre longlist 2018. This is her second play.



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