Yve Blake & Co. present


  • Tue 8 – Sun 13 Jul, 7pm. Matinees: Sat 3.15pm, Sun 5.15pm.
  • Tue 8 £10. Thereafter: £15 (£12.50)

‘It will touch chords with everyone… manages to bring both laughter and tears.’
★★★★ Everything Theatre

‘A truly special event.’
A Younger Theatre

In October 2013, Yve Blake created, an interactive website which invites strangers to answer one question: ‘Who do they feel they used to be?’

So far, strangers from 154 international cities have contributed more than 500 stories, voicemails, pictures and playlists. THEN is a vibrant collage of these memories.

Using handcrafted music and spectacular visuals, Yve takes the audience on a journey through those hazy memories of childhood, teenage years, middle and old age. Heart-warming and hilarious in equal parts, it explores relationships, those funny stories that ‘could only happen to you’ but in fact are universal, and celebrates the idiots, strangers and heroes that we used be.

With ‘sheer ingenuity’ (Time Out), Yve’s music samples everything from orchestral flourishes to flushing toilets, and rarely misses the opportunity for a dance break. Prepare for ‘ A truly special event’ (A Younger Theatre), created by Yve Blake, the internet… and you?

A free post-show Q&A with the team behind THEN will be held after the main performance. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance here.

THEN has been developed with support from the National Theatre Young Studio supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Running time: approx 60min
For ages: 12+

‘It will touch chords with everyone… manages to bring both laughter and tears.’
★★★★ Everything Theatre

‘Blake holds the stage for the full hour with a magnetic presence and her loveable, quirky story-telling style… a truly special event.’
A Younger Theatre

‘Pop-infused PostSecret…absolutely hilarious…She bring you in and shows you something eccentric and beautiful.’
The Bad Birches

‘Then is the kind of show which will get you talking long after you’ve left the theatre, about life, about your past, and about the unbelievable talent of Yve Blake.’
Kangroo Views

‘Sheer ingenuity.’
★★★★ Time Out Melbourne (on Am I Good Friend?)

‘Blake’s debut shows that she has talent to burn…if this comedy is anything to go by, Yve Blake could very well be the next big thing.’
★★★★ FringeReview (on Am I Good Friend?)

‘Exudes an intangible quality of being able to captivate and baffle in equal measure… the show is brilliant.’
★★★★★ EdFringeReview (on Am I Good Friend?)

Adam Chesnutt, Krishna Istha, Emily L Thommes and Robert F Bradish, Alice Cousins, Georgia Symons, Yve Blake, Philip Jameson, Naomi Kuyck-Cohen, Alex Groves, Rosa Nussbaum & Joel Enfield