Wet House

Live Theatre in association with Soho Theatre present

Wet House

  • By Paddy Campbell
  • Wed 22 Oct – Sun 16 Nov, 7pm (except Suns 5pm). Matinees: Thu & Sat 2pm
  • Preview (22 Oct) £15. Then £17.50 (£15) – £22.50 (£19.50)

‘100% proof of a major new talent…Wet House is, quite simply, the play for this moment.’
★★★★★ Time Out

Read what people are saying about the show!

How do you keep your head when everyone else is off theirs?

‘To create a challenging work like this takes talent, skill and bucket-loads of empathy…do not miss Wet House.’
★★★★★ WhatsOnStage

‘Richly authentic… the laughs are abundant.’
★★★★ Evening Standard

‘So gripping… so moving.’
★★★★ Times

One of The Guardian’s Top 10 Plays of 2013, award-winning Wet House comes to Soho Theatre following its sell out world premiere at Live Theatre, Newcastle last year.

When Andy, an idealistic young graduate, gets a job in a wet house, a homeless hostel where residents can drink alcohol, he is plunged into a twilight world where the rules about what is right and what is normal have become a little blurred. And that’s just among the other staff.

Based on his own first-hand experience working in a wet house, this is Paddy Campbell’s startlingly original first full length play.

Directed by Max Roberts
Designed by Gary McCann

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE
Tue 4 Nov 7pm, £12.50. For people who are blind or visually impaired. Book tickets online by selecting ‘Audio Described Ticket’ when prompted.

CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE
Wed 5 Nov, 7pm, £12.50. For people who are Deaf, deafened or hard-of-hearing. Book tickets online by selecting ‘Captioned Ticket’ when prompted.

For ages 14+
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)

Supported by Soho Estates

‘100% proof of a major new talent…Wet House is, quite simply, the play for this moment.’
★★★★★ Time Out

‘So gripping… so moving.’
★★★★ Times

‘To create a challenging work like this takes talent, skill and bucket-loads of empathy…do not miss Wet House.’
★★★★★ WhatsOnStage

‘Richly authentic… the laughs are abundant.’
★★★★ Evening Standard

‘Paddy Campbell’s debut play is a thrillingly funny and painful vision of life in a homeless shelter that allows alcohol. All hail a fine new voice.’
★★★★ Guardian

‘Paddy Campbell’s smartly structured debut play defies expectations and finds a strong, theatrical language in which to tell some unpalatable truths.’
★★★★ Telegraph

‘Wet House is a totally absorbing theatrical experience… It demands to be seen.’ A Younger Theatre

‘Achieves that rare but beautiful balance of tenderness and grit.’
★★★★ Public Reviews

‘An example of what theatre can—and should—do… laugh-out-loud humour… remarkable… a superb cast.’
British Theatre Guide

‘Powerful… wonderfully humorous writing.’
★★★★ Journal