“Things would happen in the house: things would move, things would break in the middle of dinner.”

Christmas Eve. A house in the middle of nowhere. Two sisters root around in the things their Aunt has left behind. They’ve heard stories about this place, and its dead occupant…

As a storm rages outside, there seems to be something else raging within; but old houses always make noises, don’t they?

Freaks was performed at the White Bear, Kennington as part of Christmas Tales, a night of new writing for Christmas 2022.


Based on unfounded rumour, and relayed by the people who knew her least, this ‘gem-like show’ hosts a concoction of curious characters to imagine what might, or (most likely), might not have happened to Polly’s great-great-grandmother.

Fear not, there will be no soul-searching, but ’like a potted Downton Abbey’ (The Scotsman) we will peek through the keyholes and rifle through the drawers of Edwardian England.

Created in collaboration with Elske Waite (Ondervinden) this one-woman, ‘perfectly-pitched’ post-victoriana, spectacular is truly incredible. *wink*

Performed at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2019 at theSpace on the Mile.

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