One Under

By Winsome Pinnock
Directed by Amit Sharma

A Graeae & Theatre Royal Plymouth Production.
Commissioned by Ramps on the Moon, presented in association with Curve.
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Reviews
  • Beyond the Curtain "Fast-paced thrilling, thought-provoking and superbly performed" Read more...
  • The Spy in the Stalls "One Under is a keenly enjoyable experience – and being brave enough to leave parts of the story untold pushes this drama into a different league. Complex and darkly satisfying, One Under proves that when drama moves beyond formula, anything can happen." Read more...
  • The Stage "Captioning and audio description are creatively incorporated into a bold revival of Winsome Pinnock's play about the need for atonement." Read more...
  • British Theatre Guide "“guilt and penance, paranoia, hidden disability, personality and uncertainty shift and reshape as 95 minutes scurries past… a brave re-imagining and revival of Alfred Fagon award-winner Winsome Pinnock’s 2005 short play.”" Read more...
  • East Midlands Theatre "One Under is definitely one to catch as it tours and the subtly written and acted stories certainly stay with you hours after the event. " Read more...
  • The Times "Structured like a thriller and scattered with fantastical fairytale motifs…Amit Sharma’s production, with captioning and audio description, is compact, stylish and keenly felt. Sonny has an unsettling, otherworldly quality" Read more...
  • Not Exactly Billington "Amit Sharma’s revival feels fresh and is performed with conviction by a cast committed to the story." Read more...
  • Fairy Powered "An intensive play, layered with meaning and emotion, One Under is well delivered by a five person cast who portray characters well. " Read more...
  • Reviews Hub "Amit Sharma’s direction is sharp and inventive while the ensemble performance is precise and emotional…this is a difficult show to sit through but the end result is both cathartic and thought-provoking" Read more...
  • North West End "Thank you to this company for not only focusing on accessibility for all in terms of employment and participation within arts industry but also for bringing such an important issues of mental health and suicide to the fore in an artistic, creative and believable manner" Read more...
  • A Younger Theatre "This version contains brilliant integrated captioning and audience description, which brings this pertinent and urgent story about grief and mental health to new audiences… This is a production with many merits including strong performances from a cast of five who are thoroughly engaging in this heart-breaking portrayal of grief and portrait of a family left behind… There is much to commend in this bold revival." Read more...

Sonny and Christine want to escape. They have a night to remember but underneath the surface things aren’t what they seem. Cyrus is frantically trying to piece together the truth about that night. Unexpectedly a tragedy is about to unite them all…

An evocative thriller of intertwining stories, One Under explores the unanswered questions left behind when someone vanishes from our lives.

A brand new version of the 2005 play by award-winning writer Winsome Pinnock and directed by Amit Sharma (The Solid Life of Sugar Water, Cosmic Scallies), this powerful story explores human relationships and sparks pertinent, timely conversations on mental health and well-being.

Find out what audiences are saying about One Under. 

Content & Trigger Warnings

One Under deals with issues and topics which some audience members may find challenging, including depression, paranoia and suicide. Suitable for ages 16+.

One Under workshops

What Connects Us? is a unique creative workshop programme linked to the tour One Under. Through workshops, participants will use theatre conventions to explore social issues towards greater acceptance of the differences between people.

Please download further information here and register your interest by emailing Mette Tofte Philipsen on mette@graeae.org

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One Under Education programme

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One Under Sonic Story

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  • Stanley J Browne & Clare-Louise English, One Under, photo Patrick Baldwin
  • Clare-Louise English & Stanley J Browne, One Under, photo Patrick Baldwin
  • Evlyne Oyedokun & Stanley J Browne, One Under, photo Patrick Baldwin
  • Reece Pantry & Clare-Louise English, One Under, photo Patrick Baldwin (2)
  • Stanley J Browne & Shenagh Govan, One Under , photo Patrick Baldwin
  • Stanley J Browne & Reece Pantry, One Under, photo Patrick Baldwin
  • Reece Pantry & Clare-Louise English, One Under, photo Patrick Baldwin (2)
  • Reece Pantry, One Under, photo Patrick Baldwin
  • Reece Pantry & Stanley J Browne, One Under, photo Patrick Baldwin
  • Stanley J Browne, One Under , photo Patrick Baldwin
  • Reece Pantry & Clare-Louise English, One Under, photo Patrick Baldwin
  • Shenagh Govan, One Under rehearsals
  • Stanley J Browne, One Under rehearsals
  • Shenagh Govan & Evlyne Oyedokun, One Under rehearsals
  • Reece Pantry & Clare-Louise English, One Under rehearsals
  • One Under rehearsals
  • Evlyne Oyedokun, One Under rehearsals
  • Clare-Louise English, One Under rehearsals
  • Stanley J Browne & Shenagh Govan, One Under rehearsals
  • Clare-Louise English & Reece Pantry, One Under rehearsals
  • Stanley J Browne, One Under rehearsals

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Cast
  • Cyrus
    Stanley J Browne
  • Sonny
    Reece Pantry
  • Nella
    Shenagh Govan
  • Christine
    Clare-Louise English
  • Zoe
    Evlyne Oyedokun
Credits
  • Writer — Winsome Pinnock
  • Director — Amit Sharma
  • Designer — Amelia Jane Hankin
  • Lighting Designer — Tanya Stephenson
  • Sound Designer/Composer — Beth Duke
  • Movement Director — Angela Gasparetto
  • Assistant Director — Stephen Bailey
Tour dates
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  • One Under by Winsome Pinnock Productions

    One Under

    National Tour autumn 2019

    An evocative play about the power of guilt and the quest for atonement from, award-winning playwright Winsome Pinnock. All performances will creatively integrate captioning and audio description.

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