A black and white image of a woman looking upwards. She looks upset and her heavy eye make-up is smudged, as though she has been crying.


Tue 21 - Sat 25 November 2017
Tickets £24 - £39*

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An intoxicating play about surviving in the modern world.

Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out season at the National Theatre and in the West End, People, Places & Things visits Cambridge as part of a UK wide tour.

Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab.

Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she’s smart enough to know that there’s no such thing.

When intoxication feels like the only way to survive, how can she ever sober up?

Written by Duncan Macmillan (1984, Every Brilliant Thing, Lungs) and directed by Headlong Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin (This House, The Nether, Wolf Hall/Bring Up the Bodies), People, Places & Things is designed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning designer Bunny Christie (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time).

For a unique and intimate theatrical experience book exclusive on-stage seats for this phenomenal production. Strictly limited to 28 per show. Click here for more information.

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Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 25 minutes including interval

General Guidance

Performance contains strong language, smoking, loud music, strobe-like lighting and short blackouts in the auditorium

Age Guidance



Tuesday – Saturday, 7.45pm
and Saturday, 2.30pm: £24/£29/£34/£39*
Thursday, 2.30pm: £24/£29/£34*

*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee.

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Lisa Dwyer Hogg
Lisa Dwyer Hogg (Emma)

Theatre includes: St Joan (Lyric Belfast), Signatories (Verdant Theatre, Kilmainham Gaol & Irish Tour), After Miss Julie, Blackbird, Scarborough (Prime Cut Theatre Company); Liola (National Theatre); Heartbreak House, Tales of Ballycumber (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); The Importance of Being Earnest, The Mariner (Gate Theatre, Dublin); Dunsinane (RSC / Hampstead) Dallas Sweetman (Paines Plough); Begin Again (Old Vic / 24 Hour Plays); Much Ado About Nothing (Stafford); Loyal Women (Royal Court); Pete and Me (New End, Hampstead); Many Loves (Sandis / Lillian Baylis).

Television includes: The Fall, Waking the Dead and The Royal.

Film includes: Across the Universe, Almost Adult.

Trevor Fox
Trevor Fox (Paul/Dad)

For Headlong: Common (National Theatre).

Theatre includes: Amedee, The Tempest, Cymbeline, The Oresteia, Measure for Measure, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gabriel,  Corialanus, Under The Black Flag (Shakespeare’s Globe), King Lear, Children’s Children (Almeida Theatre), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Apollo Theatre), The Pitman Painters, (National Theatre, Duchess Theatre, New York), Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace Theatre).

Film includes: Bridget Jones – The Edge of Reason, Billy Elliot.

Television includes: The Moonstone, Beowulf, Joe Maddison’s War, The Walk, Daddy’s Girl, Our Friends in the North.

Susan Lawson-Reynolds
Susan Lawson-Reynolds (Jodi)

Theatre includes: Disgraced (English Theatre Frankfurt), To Kill A Mockingbird (Regent's Park Open Air), No Rhyme (Brockley Jack Studio Theatre), The Scottsboro Boys (The Young Vic), A Clockwork Orange, Hansel and Gretel, The Snow Queen, Da Boyz, Aeroplane Man, Jack and the Beanstalk,  (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Wam Bam (National Theatre) and more.

Film includes: Masaryk, London Road.

Ekow Quartey
Ekow Quartey (Foster)

For Headlong: Absence of War (UK Tour), Spring Awakening (UK Tour).

Theatre includes:  Peter Pan (National Theatre), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Theatre Royal Bath), As You Like It (National Theatre), Richard II (Shakespeare's Globe), Eye of a Needle (Southwark Playhouse), Long Story Short (Pleasance Theatre), Ivanov (LAMDA), Fastburn (Kneehigh), Merchant of Venice (Beijing Cultural Olympiad).

Film includes: The Current War, Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban.

Andrew Sheridan
Andrew Sheridan (Mark)

Theatre includes: Nuclear War (Royal Court), The Gap (The Gap), By Far The Greatest Team (Monkeywood Theatre) The Skriker, Blindsided, Being Friends, Antigone, Jonah and Otto,The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Acoss Oka, Port, The Ribcage (Manchester Royal Exchange), A Breakfast of Eels (The Print Room), Henry VI (Parts 1, 2 &3) (Shakespeare’s Globe) The Roundabout Season (National Theatre) and more.

Film Includes: Steven, Control.

Television Includes: No Offence, Scott and Bailey, The Trials of Jimmy Rose, Peaky Blinders, Homefront, Cold Blood and Coronation Street.

Imogen Slaughter
Imogen Slaughter (Meredith)

Theatre includes: Twelfth Night, Albert Speer, Look Back in Anger (National Theatre), Iphigenia, For All Time, (Southwark Playhouse), Gravity (Birmingham Rep), Lulu (The Almeida) and more.

Film includes:  Convenience, The Last Temptation of Chris, The Bench, One Careful Owner.

Television includes:  Sherlock, Silent Witness, Doctors, Countdown to Murder, The Bill, Elizabeth I, Boudicca.

George Somner
George Somner (T)

People, Places & Things will be George’s theatrical debut.

Television includes: Bad Move, Grantchester, The Watchman, Beauty & the Baker, Doctors.

Film includes: Urban Hymn, Colours.

Aimee Lou Wood
Aimee Lou Wood (Laura)

Aimee Lou Wood is a 2017 RADA graduate. Roles played at RADA include Petra in A Little Night Music, Goody in Vinegar Tom and Margaret in Scuttlers. Aimee will also appear in short film Nowness.

Matilda Zeigler
Matilda Ziegler (Doctor/Mum)

Theatre includes: For Services Rendered (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Last Yankee (The Print Room), Clockwork (High Tide), School for Scandal (Barbican), An Inspector Calls (Aldwych and Australian Tour), Twelfth Night (RSC), Women Laughing (Royal Court) and more.

Film includes: City Slacker, Decadence, Jilting Joe, Mr Bean

Television includes:  Call The Midwife, Death In Paradise, Foyle’s War, Lark Rise To Candleford and Lewis.

Radio includes: Brick and Mortals, Rigormortis, Cabin Pressure.

Michael Balogun
Michael Balogun (Shaun)

Michael Balogun is a recent RADA 2017 graduate. 

Theatre includes: True West (Bookshop Theatre).

Theatre whilst training: Scuttlers, The Theban Plays, King Lear, The Man of Mode, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Summerfolk, Blues for an Alabama Sky, The Winter's Tale.

Duncan Macmillan (Writer)
Jeremy Herrin (Director)
Holly Race Roughan (Director)
Bunny Christie (Designer)
Christina Cunningham (Costume Designer )
James Farncombe (Lighting Designer)
Matthew Herbert (Music)
Tom Gibbons (Sound Design)
Andrzej Goulding (Video Design)
Polly Bennett (Movement Director)
Anna Girvan (Associate Director )
Lottie Hines (Casting)


  • Woman in hospital
  • Bright lights
  • People sat in circle
  • Woman inquiring at a reception desk
  • Two women sat together
  • 'A thrilling, provocative evening'

  • 'A heady cocktail of fantasy and reality. Transfixing’ '

  • 'A terrific rush'

  • 'A bold, timely and searching play'