Manic Street Creature - Southwark Playhouse

Manic Street Creature Tickets

Southwark Playhouse Borough, London
19 October 2023 - 11 December 2023
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The London stage debut of Manic Street Creature

A fresh and thrilling take on a modern love story from Olivier nominee (Standing at the Sky’s Edge) Maimuna Memon. Love, lust, and late nights collide in a musical roller coaster, taking the audience through the euphoria and distress of two people dealing with their own and each other’s mental health.

From its multi award-winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, including The Scotsman Fringe First, the Mental Health Fringe Award and The Stage Edinburgh Award, Manic Street Creature now transfers to Southwark Playhouse Borough for a strictly limited run.

Kirsty Patrick Ward (Moonlight & Magnolias, Groan Ups) directs Maimuna Memon, Rachel Barnes and Harley Johnston in the show which has book, music & lyrics by Memon.

Manic Street Creature runs from 19 October – 11 November 2023 at Southwark Playhouse Borough.

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What's the story of Manic Street Creature?

Ria is working with her band to complete a new album- songs charting the rise and fall of a recent relationship. But the more Ria progresses, the more she’s drawn back to the darkness of her troubled past, until we’re not sure where memory ends and reality begins.

Who is in the cast of Manic Street Creature?

The cast features Maimuna Memon (Ria), Rachel Barnes (Heidi) and Harley Johnston (Raz).

Who are the creative team of Manic Street Creature?

Directed by Kirsty Patrick Ward (Moonlight & Magnolias, Groan Ups) with design by Libby Watson, sound by Sound Quiet Time and lighting by Jamie Platt. Pia Ashcroft is creative associate.

Book, Music & Lyrics by Maimuna Memon.

Reviews of Manic Street Creature

★★★★ The Guardian (Roundabout Theatre, Edinburgh 2022)
★★★★ The Independent (Roundabout Theatre, Edinburgh 2022)
★★★★ The Stage (Roundabout Theatre, Edinburgh 2022)
★★★★ The Scotsman (Roundabout Theatre, Edinburgh 2022)

Show Information

Performance dates
19 October 2023 - 11 December 2023
Running time
1 hour 15 minutes (no interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.

Important Notes

We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.

Venue Information

Southwark Playhouse Borough, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Nearest Tube or Train: Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 35, 40, 133, 136, 333, 343, C10, N35, N133, N343

Ticket Information

Official London Theatre tickets for  Manic Street Creature at the Southwark Playhouse Borough, London

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News about Manic Street Creature

Manic Street Creature to make London debut at Southwark Playhouse Borough
Manic Street Creature, the multi- award winning hit show from Maimuna Memon, will transfer to London's Southwark Playhouse this October. A fresh and thrilling take on a modern love story; love, lust, and late nights collide in this musical roller coaster that deals with the euphoria and distress of a couple with mental health issues. After a barnstorming and sell-out world premiere run at Edinburgh Fringe 2022, where it won The Fringe First Award, The Mental Health Award and The Stage Award, the show transfers to Southwark Playhouse's Borough venue, running from 19 October - 11 November 2023. Kirsty Patrick Ward (Moonlight & Magnolias, Groan Ups) will direct Maimuna Memon, Rachel Barnes and Harley Johnston in the show which has Book, Music & Lyrics by Memon. Creator of the show Maimuna Memon, said: “I have always wanted to bridge the gap between the music industry and theatre, and with ‘Manic Street Creature’ I have tried to bring songs you might hear on record to the stage. This, alongside a deeply personal story makes this show the most important I have ever written. Mental Health has played a big part in my life, and I hope that people can watch this show, be brought on a journey and feel like they aren’t alone. I am so excited to be bringing this show to London and to a venue that has such an incredible reputation for innovative and new musical work.” Chris Smyrnios, Artistic Director of Southwark Playhouse said: “We are so pleased to be a part of presenting the amazing Manic Street Creature in London for the first time.  The run of the show will fall on the theatre’s 30th anniversary (on the 9th November) and we couldn’t have hoped for a more apt production than this to highlight the theatre’s work over the last 30 years, showcasing innovative and engaging work by talented new and emerging theatre artists.” More info on Manic Street Creature at Southwark Playhouse Borough.

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