What happens when the things we covet hide us from ourselves?

Opening up to new experiences in her late-thirties, Sophie is exploring long repressed sides of herself. When a secret she’s keeping from those she loves, and even from herself, threatens to unravel it all, she must make a choice. Who or what will she decide to give up?


‘Breathless is funny, honest and emotional.’
★★★★★ Voice Mag


Heading to Soho Theatre following its Fringe First winning run in Edinburgh, Breathless is a funny, honest and stylish exploration of the knife-edge of hoarding, from the joy to the addiction and suffocating shame. From Laura Horton’s (Plymouth Laureate of Words) own experience of clothes hoarding.

Originally supported by Pleasance as part of the Edinburgh National Partnerships.


WINNER: Fringe First 2022
FINALIST: Popcorn New Writing Award


There will be a post-show Q&A the after the matinee performance on Saturday 11 February.


Madeleine MacMahon


Laura Horton


Stephanie Kempson


Natasha Whitley

Associate Lighting Designer

Ellie Showering


Dan Heesem

TSM, Operator and Lighting Designer

Ben Lyon-Ross


Hugh Borthwick

Head of Production

Holly Harbottle

Sound Designer

Ellie Woolman

Marketing Officer

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