Performance timesFriday 23rd September 8-9pm; Saturday 24th September 6.30-7.30pm

We’re in the open ocean, storm raging and suddenly – ‘Man Overboard! Port side front. Man overboard! Call control. Blow the whistle.’

What happens when the person you love doesn’t want to be alive? With themes of love, depression, care and hope, The Light House tells a real-life story of loving somebody through crisis. Reflective, tipsy and defiantly playful, it’s a love letter to hope, a messy valentine.

Incorporating elements of stand-up, puppetry, physical theatre and cabaret, this is a story about getting through the days and limping through the nights and – somewhere along the way – singing in the kitchen and dancing in the streets.


Directed by Andrea Heaton

Photography by Meg Terzza

The Light House is supported by Leeds Playhouse, Theatre Deli and Slung Low, in partnership with the Samaritans

Trigger warning: This play includes topics of suicide, mental health and hospitalisation.

Age guidance12+ includes references to suicide, adult relationships and emotional distress.

Interval: This performance does not have an interval.

Find out more about Alys Williams and The Lighthouse:

Alys Williams is an actor and theatre artist based in Leeds. She trained at Jacques Lecoq (Paris) and is a Creative Associate for Leeds Playhouse. Alys has worked with a variety of companies across the UK and in Paris, with a particular interest in making new work. She is passionate about theatre which connects with diverse audiences and loves combining text with physical approaches (like mime and puppetry). Her debut play, The Light House, is currently being developed with support from Leeds Playhouse, Theatre Deli and Slung Low, in partnership with the Samaritans.

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