Ingenious Purpose present


  • By Patrick Sandford
  • Tue 13 Jun - Sat 1 Jul 2017, 7.15pm. Matinees, 4pm.
  • From £10

‘A remarkable, brave and very moving piece’
★★★★ Financial Times

Brighton Festival Fringe 2016 Winner of 3 Awards including Outstanding Theatre and Best of the Festival.

How can a Truth be told?
How can a Secret be spoken?

A betrayed schoolboy, a Japanese soldier, and the inventor of the saxophone. Three gripping narratives show how a story can save your life.

Bold, provocative, theatrical; not for a moment depressing. Audiences are spellbound.

Nomination: Best Male performance in the Off West End Awards

Written and performed by Patrick Sandford.
Directed by Nancy Meckler.

Running Time: 90 mins (60 minute show, 30 minute post-show discussion. No interval)
Age Recommendation: 16+

BSL Interpreted Performance
Thu 29 Jun at 7pm
Interpreted by Jacqui Beckford

‘With exemplary honesty Patrick Sandford sheds much needed light on some dark places.’
★★★★ Michael Billington, Guardian

‘Courageous, compelling and allusive one-man show about child sexual abuse’
★★★★ Stage

‘This insightful, intelligent and intriguing play will remain etched in my memory, possibly permanently’
★★★★★ LondonTheatre1

‘The acting is superb… this important piece tackling abuse, self worth, man, woman, old, young, me and you, needs to be seen.’
★★★★★ Arts Award Voice

‘One of the most moving pieces I have ever seen. I left the theatre educated and entertained, the rarest combination.’
Sandi Toksvig

‘It’s extraordinary , important… you have such a light touch as a performer, so engaging and accessible.’
Audience member

This performance is part of

Spring Summer 2017 season: YOUNG HEARTS, OLD SOULS

All productions