Ovalhouse and Arch 468 present


  • By Joseph Wilde, Directed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord
  • 19 May 2015 - 23 May 2015
  • The Studio

Imagine a world without sunlight. A world where Harry Potter, Bilbo Baggins and the cast of Dante's Inferno are real. A world crammed full of story book characters but with just one living, breathing human being to cuddle. Welcome to Eve's world.

Eve is a 13 year old vampire. She has never left her room and everything she knows about the world and herself comes from what her sister Tabby has told her. Eve does everything a good little vampire girl should, including drinking her (human) sister's blood. But one day, Tabby tires of opening her veins and, in a breath, the whole world changes.

"Cuddles is a smart and gruesome gothic tale that reveals Wilde as a writer with a great deal of confidence and nerve." Time Out ★★★★

'Rebecca Atkinson-Lord's production cannily plays on the dark fairytale element to atmospheric effect... the finale sends you out into the dark with a shiver.' Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

★★★★ 'Brilliant writing and experimental uses of fantasy... Cuddles molds a new generation of horror' Whatsonstage

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Studio

    PERFORMANCE DATES: Tuesday 19 - Saturday 23 May

    PERFORMANCE TIMES: Tuesday - Saturday 7.30pm

    POST-SHOW DISCUSSION: Thursday 21 May

    TICKET PRICES: Adults £12, Concessions £10

    BOOK TICKETS: Box Office 0161 833 9833 / online

    RUNNING TIME: 80 minutes


  • Related Events
    21st May 2015 after the 7.30 performance

    Chairing the discussion will be Director of CUDDLES - REBECCA ATKINSON-LORD who will be joined by CUDDLES writer JOSEPH WILDE and academics DR XAVIER ALDANA REYES (Lecturer in English at Manchester Metropolitan University), DR LINNIE BLAKE (Principal Lecturer in Film in the Department of English and Director of the Manchester for Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University) and DR SORCHA NI FHLAINN (Lecturer in Film Studies and Contemporary American Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University). 

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