Frantic Assembly are celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a brand new production, I Think We Are Alone by Sally Abbott, co-directed by Kathy Burke and Scott Graham.

A Frantic Assembly and Theatre Royal Plymouth Production, co-produced with Curve, Leicester

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From those electric moments of discovery and connection to the dark hours of isolation, we all seek community and resolution. But sometimes what connects us is what we need to escape from.

Two sisters are estranged and bicker over text. Their brittle and aggressive language is pushing them further apart when what they really want is to meet, clear the air and talk about the events that happened when they were young girls and haunt them still.

Josie is not allowing grief to get in the way. All of her focus is on what is best for her son, Manny. She desperately wants him to fly but can she let him go?

There is a person-shaped hole in Graham’s heart and it is driving him to some dark places. When a stranger returns an act of kindness both find themselves opening up and connecting in a way that might just bring a bit of light in.

Starring Chizzy Akudolu, Charlotte Bate, Polly Frame, Caleb Roberts, Simone Saunders and Andrew Turner, I Think We Are Alone is a bittersweet and funny take on our ache to connect with those voices we need to hear again, those arms we need to feel around us and those faces we need to see again. It is about letting go and holding on to what we love the most.

Creative Team

Written by Sally Abbott
Co-directed by Kathy Burke and Scott Graham

Designed by Morgan Large
Lighting by Paul Keogan

Sound by Ella Wahlstrom
Associate Director Jessica Williams
Producer Peter Holland

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Following official government advice to minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) we regret to announce that Frantic Assembly have cancelled their tour.

Customers who have tickets for this performance will automatically receive an email or letter from us offering to change your tickets for another event later in the year, issue you with a credit note or you can choose to have a full refund.


“ Few companies have done more to make British Theatre get up on its feet and move about, blood pumping through its veins, than Frantic Assembly.” The Telegraph

I Think We Are Alone swells with the simple, difficult, important desire for connection" The Guardian 

“Frantic Assembly’s work [is] consistently on the forefront of innovative physical theatre” London Unattached 

★★★ A Younger Theatre ★★★ What's Good To Do ★★★½ The Reviews Hub

★★★ The Herald ★★★ Gay Times ★★★ Liverpool Echo 

★★★ Londonist ★★★ London Theatre

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I Think We Are Alone - Production Photos

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