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A one-man show that explores the nature of autobiographical theatre.

The play follows Mitch, a cynical out-of-work actor who's just had one of the worst days of his life. Armed with a whiskey bottle and a box of chocolates, he takes the audience on a journey through his life, wisecracking about the present and poignantly recalling the past.

But what begins as a conventional one-man show slowly morphs into a reflection on why we tell stories, who we share them with, and why they matter. This brand-new comedy-drama is a celebration of theatre, storytelling, and the people who make our lives worth living.

"Secondhand Stories is doing what I think Fringe theatre should strive to do: ask questions, push boundaries, experiment with what theatre is, why we do it, and why we need it"

Verity Williams (London Pub Theatres)

"A thoughtful and fascinating production with food for thought"

Chris Omaweng (London Theatre 1)

"If you want to experience what it's like to have all hope ripped out of your arse and still find a way to laugh then buy a ticket"

Catalina Blackman (Open Door)


Honest Lies was the debut production of Putnockee Players.

When Claire, a naïve novice actor, gives the worst Shakespearean performance ever seen, Sam, her bitter and disillusioned boyfriend, makes it his mission to teach her the brutal truth about life as an actor. But what starts as a darkly comic study of two failed actors trapped in a toxic relationship gradually unravels into a surreal satire on the self-importance of acting, and questions the worth of theatre itself.

"It is entertainment at the highest grade; a play that when it isn't making you laugh is making you think" - Catalina Blackman (The Open Door)

"Honest Lies is intense, fun and will make you hope from one feeling to another in a split second... a genuine, clever and original work"

Emilie Devillet (Theatre News)

"It is something that I have never seen before in theatre"

Shaun Dicks (Rewrite This Story)

"It really does shake one up in an unexpected way"

Verity Williams (London Pub Theatres)


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