The Awkward Years by Matthew Bulgo

Lily's like a lot of other 20-somethings - working a dead-end job, stuck in a cycle of one-night stands and not where they expected to be at the age of 27. Her friends all feel like their lives are falling apart…except Lily's really is. Can she stop the rot before she crumbles away to nothing? 

The Awkward Years will fuse a muscular text with frenetic movement and an evocative sound and lighting design to produce a breakneck-speed show about grief, hope and staying alive.

 A new one-woman play from award winning playwright Matthew Bulgo collaborating with the multi-award winning The Other Room for the first time since their critically acclaimed production of Constellation Street.

Cast & Creatives

Writer // Matthew Bulgo
Producer // Jenny Sturt
Director // Dan Jones
Associate & Movement Director // Krista Vuori
Designer // Hilary Statts
Lighting Designer // Angharad Evans
Composer & Sound Designer // Tic Ashfield
Stage Manager // Izzi Harewood-Willams
Cast // Lauren O'Leary



BSL interpreted performance - 20/09 & 28/09


Touch Tours available every evening, 30 minutes before the performance begins. If you're interested in touch tours, please contact george@otherroomtheatre.com to book.


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Audio Description of 'The Awkward Years' CLICK HERE