All the Little Lights

by Jane Upton

Arcola Theatre, London, 10th October-4th November 2017

"I know you want what everyone else wants. A family. A home. But you'll never have it. Cos of what's inside you."


Joanne and Lisa were like sisters. Then Lisa got away. Now she’s back, but the ghosts from their past still haunt her. While Amy just wants to belong.

Three forgotten girls spending one last night by the railway lines. Desperately trying to recover what they’ve lost. Friendship. Family. Safety. While the threat of sexual exploitation lurks in the shadows.

Deeply moving and darkly funny, this award-winning new play tells the story of the girls that slip through the cracks. In a world where nobody wants you, what would you do to survive?

Following an acclaimed UK tour in spring 2017, ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS receives its London premiere at the Arcola. ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS was joint winner of the 2016 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright.

Developed with support from child sexual exploitation awareness charity Safe and Sound.

Suitable for ages 14+




Arcola Theatre, London
10th October-4th November 2017


Artistic Team

  • Director: Laura Ford
  • Associate Director: Angharad Jones
  • Assistant Director: Tilly Branson
  • Set and Costume Design: Max Dorey
  • Sound Design: Max Pappenheim
  • Lighting Design: Alex Stafford
  • Producer: Corinne Salisbury

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