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Cast & Creatives Announced for World Premiere of “HERE”

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Full cast and creative team announced for the world premiere of “Here” at Southwark Playhouse.

The the full cast and creative team for the world première of Clive Judd’s Here, the winner of the 2022 Papatango New Writing Prize have been announced. Directed by Papatango’s Artistic Director George Turvey, the production opens on 15 November 2022 at The Large at Southwark Playhouse, with previews from 11 November, and runs until 3 December 2022.

Set in the West Midlands, Here is a tender, funny and utterly truthful story about family packed into a small house with a tangled history. Matt is here, yearning to reach someone he’s lost. His cousin Jess is here, too; she just wants to feel something. Anything. And Aunt Monica and Jeff are still here, just about. Together, ferocious and funny, they laugh, they scrap, they remember. Tonight these four people, inextricably bound yet so far apart, will finally confront the old decisions that haunt them. How does a family make a future, when everything that holds it together lies in the past?

Performed by Lucy Benjamin (Monica), Mark Frost (Jeff), Sam Baker-Jones (Matt) and Hannah Millward (Jess).

Clive Judd’s debut play won the 2022 Papatango Prize from a record 1,553 scripts - more submissions, by annual average, than any other UK playwriting award. Heralding a remarkable new talent, this year’s Prize production will run on Papatango’s biggest ever stage – The Large at Southwark Playhouse – offering main house billing for a debut playwright. It follows previous Papatango Prize discoveries who have gone on to win Olivier, Critics’ Circle and OffWestEnd Awards and première worldwide.


Sam Baker-Jones- Matt
Lucy Benjamin- Monica
Mark Frost-Jeff
Hannah Millward- Jess

Creative Team

Writer-CliveJudd, Director-George Turvey, Set & Costume Designer, Jasmine Swan, Lighting Designer
Bethany Gupwell, Composer and Sound Designer, Asaf Zohar, Stage Manager, Jo Alexander, Cover Stage Manager, Elsie O’Rourke,Production Manager, Ian Taylor, Associate Set & Costume Designer, Victoria Maytom, Costume Supervisor, Natalia Alvarez, Programmer and Prod LX, Matt Carnazza.

Further Information: -  Here - Southwark Playhouse | Theatre and Bar