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Lately

5 October 2021 to 9 October 2021 London

Proforca Theatre Company presents “Lately” by James Lewis, directed by David Brady, which made its debut at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre in September 2021, and now returning for an extension to that original run in from October 5th – 9th before heading for the Albany Theatre Coventry for a special one-off performance on Friday October 29th.

“The Monster always wins. Right?”

Cal & Alf. Callum & Alison. They were supposed to be part of each other’s lives forever, if only the universe had let things happen the way they should.

But whoever they were before, they’re different people now, and the problem with living here is that is always pulls you back again, no matter how hard you try to get away.

And the universe that sent them spinning into free-fall throws them together again when the girl who ran away comes back to find out what happened to the boy who didn’t want to leave.

And the question that the universe needs to answer most of all now is - Whatever happens to those bits of us we leave behind and thought we’d lost forever?

“Lately” is an intimate, emotional story about the places we can never escape from, the dreams we never realise and the people that bring us back down to earth again.

★★★★

“A beautiful and personal drama, Lately’s themes of wanting to escape both physically & mentally from your life are relatable on so many levels” - Everything Theatre

★★★★

“This is such an exquisite and sensitively written play, I would happily have spent another evening in its company.” - View From The Outside

★★★★

“Lately is beautiful moving storytelling. It’s real life. It’s excellent theatre.“ - London Theatre Reviews

★★★★

“The beautiful lyrical script by James Lewis was a pleasure to hear. The work is cleverly circular with a lot of ground being covered effortlessly in between - London Pub Theatres


Proforca Theatre Company is the managing company in residence at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre, Kentish Town. Lately is a brand new piece of work for the company, following the critically acclaimed "Feel" (2018-19 Lion & Unicorn Theatre & Tour) and the award nominated "At Last" (2019) and "AAAAA [FiveA] (2020) - (Lion & Unicorn & Albany Theatre Coventry).

CONTENT ADVISORY: Contains very strong language, adult themes and discussions of suicide.

CAST & CREATIVES: “Lately” is performed by an alternating cast. At London performances the role of Callum and Alf will be played by Matt Wake & Lauren Ferdinand and at the Albany Theatre Coventry Callum & Alf will be played by Fred Wardale & Lauren Ferdinand.

Tickets for extended performances from October 5th – 9th are available now from the theatre’s Box Office 

For more information about Proforca Theatre Company visit our website 

or follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @ProforcaTheatre.

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