We Just Keep Going by Elle Van Knoll at Hen & Chickens Theatre

Hilary Tones (Wire in the Blood, Persuasion, Swallows and Amazons- Vaudeville Theatre) is announced to play Susan with Sam Parks (Les Miserables, Silent Witness) as David. Scott Westwood (Sam Wanamaker Festival –The Globe, Inigo- The Pleasance) will be playing Michael with ALRA graduate Elle van Knoll (Atlantis) as Ruby. Helen Oakleigh (NDTC Award for "Best Director") is announced to direct.

In response to the 50/50 industry call for more work for women on & off stage VKU present their first production and the world premiere of We Just Keep Going by actress and ALRA graduate Elle van Knoll (Atlantis, Inigo- The Pleasance). This sharp new comedy drama will have a three-week run at The Hen & Chickens Theatre in Islington from 1-19 September 2015.

About the play

"I don't hate her. It's just... I told you, it's complicated."

Watching her daughter Ruby (Elle van Knoll) grow into a young adult, Susan (Hilary Tones) must find a way to forge their fragile relationship before it's too late. A typical relationship between a teenager and her mother quickly turns into more than meets the eye, as the past, and the men in their lives, keep finding a way to come between them. A touching play filled with mother-daughter explosions, unexpected turns, awkward sexual encounters, teenage confusion, and a great deal of love, new and old.

Mother, daughter, father or son, this hysterical and heart-breaking story about change, and facing the un-faceable will remind you how unconditional love conquers all, even as family are tap-dancing on your final nerve!


The hit show has received 5-star reviews from the likes of London pub theatres, London Theatre 1 and Sardines.

  • Laugh-out-loud funny, I don’t think I laughed this much since The Play That Goes Wrong...This play resolutely falls into that exceptional category of show. I didn’t want it to end... It's a roaring success
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Event information

Dates and Time: September 1-19,

Venue: Hen & Chickens Theatre, 109 St Paul's Road, London, N1 2NA

Tickets:£12 (Concession £10). Available at www.unrestrictedview.co.uk



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