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A Royal Exchange Theatre and HighTide Festival Theatre co-production


A 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting Winner

  • By Luke Norris
  • 24 September 2015 - 10 October 2015
  • The Studio

"You was always good at secrets. Both of yer."

Frankie's dead. And no-one's quite sure why. But the boys won't talk about it. They can't. There are some truths that men can't share.

So Here We Are is a play about what can happen when nothing happens.

Playwright and actor Luke Norris, offers a compassionate look at young lives cut short and a touching portrait of childhood friendships under strain in adult life.

Winner of a 2013 Bruntwood Award Prize for Playwriting, this HighTide / Royal Exchange Theatre co-production is directed by Steven Atkinson, the award-winning artistic director of HighTide.

"So Here We Are is a really universal play that explores being trapped by your childhood and the difficulties of making big changes.  Growing up in the North West, the Exchange inspired me to work in theatre.  I'm thrilled to be directing my first production here." –Steven Atkinson

There will be a preview performance at the Royal Exchange Theatre on Saturday 5 September 2.00pm. SO HERE WE ARE plays the HighTide Festival from 10 – 20 September.

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  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Studio

    PERFORMANCE DATES: Thursday 24 September - Saturday 10 October 2015 


    Tuesday – Saturday evenings: 7.00pm

    Thursday & Saturday matinees: 2.00pm

    Extra Matinee: Sunday 4 October: 2.00pm

    Preview Performance: Saturday 5 September 2.00pm


    Standard Tickets £12

    Concessions £10 

    BOOK TICKETS: Box Office: 0161 833 9833 / online

    RUNNING TIME: 1 Hour 40 Minutes (approximately)


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  • Creative Team
  • WRITER Luke Norris
    DIRECTOR Steven Atkinson
    DESIGNER Lily Arnold
    LIGHTING Katharine Williams
    COMPOSER AND SOUND Isobel Waller-Bridge
    MOVEMENT DIRECTOR Tom Jackson Greaves
    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Piers Black-Hawkins

  • Related Events
  • AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION: Thursday 8 October after 7.00pm performance. More information

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