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.

An evocative play about the power of guilt and the quest for atonement, award-winning playwright Winsome Pinnock (Rockets and Blue Lights, Leave Taking) and acclaimed director Amit Sharma (The Solid Life of Sugar Water, Cosmic Scallies) join forces to explore the fragility of human relationships in this reimagining of One Under.

When a young man jumps in front of a train Cyrus is driving, the mysterious circumstances prompt him to search for answers. In pursuing the truth of Sonny’s final hours, Cyrus is led to laundrette worker Christine, as the past begins to catch up with people whose lives are changed forever.

‘I’m delighted to be re-visiting my 2005 play One Under for Graeae and Theatre Royal Plymouth. I’ve long admired Graeae’s mission and aesthetic, and have always wanted to work with them. I am excited to be working with Amit on exploring the world that the characters inhabit and I’m really looking forward to seeing how new audiences up and down the country will respond to the play.Winsome Pinnock

One Under will include a creative combination of captioning and audio description.

Casting and other members of the creative team are yet to be announced.

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

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One Under Education programme

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  • The One Under company

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  • Cyrus
    Stanley J Browne
  • Sonny
    Reece Pantry
  • Nella
    Shenagh Govan
  • Christine
    Clare-Louise English
  • Zoe
    Evlyne Oyedokun
  • 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
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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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