All the Little Lights

all lights theNominated for Best Play at the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards 2017 and joint winner of the George Devine Award 2016, All the Little Lights is currently touring.


Reviews so far:

“this UK tour couldn’t be more timely or more important.”
“Jane Upton’s searing three-hander … A brave and timely play laced with humour and full of characters to care about”
The Stage

“All three actresses put in terrifically multi-faceted, realistic and often darkly funny performances.”
“the action is utterly engrossing, fresh and theatrically exciting … this electric play does the seemingly impossible: it outshines its former superb self in many regards.”
East Midlands Theatre

“an extraordinary achievement of writer, director and actors … deeply affecting work on a too-urgent subject.”

“This play is very dark but holds a great deal of humour … These three little lights shone very, very bright tonight.”
Kev Castle Theatre Reviews

“The acting is excellent. Tessie Orange-Turner, Sarah Hoare and Esther-Grace Button carry off this three hander with great skill. … Jane Upton’s writing is top notch. Witty and shocking but always very real.”
My Nottz“really packs a punch … thought provoking and powerful, excellently written and delivered.”
It’s Much More

“a moving drama that for all its chill bleakness has moments of humour and tenderness … three talented performers weave real-time voodoo from an electric script”
Left Lion

“an extraordinary, brave and shockingly real production that must be seen.”

All the Little Lights

“I know you want what everyone else wants. A family. A home. But you’ll never have it. Cos of what’s inside you.”

Joanne and Lisa were like sisters. Then Lisa left. Now she’s back for one last birthday party by the railway tracks. Can their relationship be rekindled or will the ghosts of the past haunt them forever?

Packed with crackling dialogue, darkness and laugh-out-loud humour, All the Little Lights is about being young, alone and trying to survive. Written with support from charity Safe and Sound, the play considers where we find family and how easy it is to slip through the cracks in society.

All the Little Lights was commissioned by Fifth Word in 2014. The play previewed in Nottingham and Derby in 2015.