Friday 27 January - Saturday 18 March 2017


Friday 27 January - Wednesday 1 February


Thursday 2 February - Saturday 18 March 2017
(in rep with Killerfrom Wednesday 22 February until Saturday 18 March 2017)


1pm / 2.30pm / 3.30pm / 6.30pm / 7.00pm / 7.30pm / 8pm / 8.30pm


£12 - £28


Theatre & Performance


The Ditch

Age guidance



You know why the ghost train is so popular? Because there are no ghosts. Once you’ve learnt that you can make a fortune.

Presley and Haley have bolted their East London home against the terrors of the world. Since their parents died ten years ago, they have found comfort in chocolate, medication and fantasies of nuclear apocalypse. But, one night, Presley sees a beautiful stranger on the street outside. And while Haley sleeps, he lets their worst nightmare in.

Claustrophobic, comic and deeply unsettling, Philip Ridley’s seminal masterpiece played a revolutionary role in changing the face of British theatre when it premiered in 1991 to critical acclaim and controversy. Its exploration of ‘a climate of fear’, living in ‘alternate worlds’ and persistent thrum of sexual anxiety has continued to act as a tuning fork for the zeitgeist - a play whose relevance is forever in the now.

Step into Shoreditch Town Hall’s atmospheric basement spaces and experience this unique, immersive revival of Ridley’s debut play deep in the eerie underbelly of East London.

The Arts Desk
The Guardian
Whats On Stage
The Stage

“an energy-rich and brilliantly atmospheric revival of a modern masterpiece"

“Ridley’s play…is brought exhilaratingly alive by Lloyd”

“Almost always sensational”

“Gripping, roller-coaster of a revival”

Creative team
Directed by

Jamie Lloyd

Designed by

Soutra Gilmour

Lighting by

Richard Howell

Sound by

Ben & Max Ringham and George Dennis

Composition by

Ben & Max Ringham

Casting by

Charlotte Sutton

Production images
Rehearsal images