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This show closed on March 9, 2019

About All in a Row

Laurence likes pizza.

Laurence is about to go to school.

Laurence thinks it’s okay to wee on mummy’s pillow.

Like any couple, Tamora and Martin have big hopes and dreams. But when your child is autistic, non-verbal, and occasionally violent, ambitions can quickly become a pipe dream.

In a household brimming with love, resentment and realisations, meet Tam, Martin and Laurence’s carer Gary as they struggle to care for their beloved boy. On the night before social services finally intervenes, who is the victim here? Who was the traitor? And who do you blame when you can no longer cope?

Inspired by his experiences working as a carer for over a decade, Alex Oates’ new play stars Charlie Brooks (EastEnders, I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here – winner) and Simon Lipkin (Wind in the Willows, Guys and Dolls) with Michael Fox (Downton Abbey, Dunkirk) and puppeteer Hugh Purves (Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Solo: A Star Wars Story).

The team behind the triple Offie-nominated “sharp-witted, effortlessly engaging and surprisingly sweet” (Times) Silk Road brings you the world premiere of a startling new play, written by Alex Oates and directed by Dominic Shaw. All in a Row is a kitchen sink comedy-drama filled with heart… and French Fancies.

Run Time

1hr 30mins (no interval)

Start Date

End Date



Southwark Playhouse

77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD

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