LIT (On Demand)

From 16th March 2021

Following a sell-out run in 2019, this thrilling new version of Sophie Ellerby’s LIT has been specially filmed for audiences to enjoy at home, and you can be amongst the first to see it by booking for our Watch Party of June 1st with Nottingham Playhouse.

“I’m making him work for it. Got him to buy me a pack of Tangfastics and a can of Lilt before I showed him my tits.” 

The problem with love is that it’s different for everyone. For Bex, love is a handjob in detention and the promise of a date at a Chinese buffet. She doesn’t even like Chinese.

LIT explores the turbulent teenage years of a girl looking for love in all the wrong places, and reunites director Stef O’Driscoll with rising star Eve Austin – reprising her role as Bex following a nomination for Best Actress in a New Play (Broadway World Awards).

Join us and the Nottingham Playhouse for the evening to be the first to see this landmark digital revival.

Content Warning

LIT (Watch Party and On Demand) is a filmed play. It contains depictions of and references to sex and sexual violence, rape of a minor and underage pregnancy. It also contains themes of sexism, misogyny, the foster and care system and the adoption system.

Extreme care has been taken to protect and support all those involved throughout the development of this production. Whilst LIT is not an autobiographical story, it is a true to life depiction of the lived experience of young people living in the UK today.

If you are affected by the details, characters or stories depicted within the story, links to organisations that can offer further support to victims, perpetrators and those living with the impact and traumas of abuse are included at the end of the film.

Suitable for ages 16+


Behind the Scenes

How It Works

You can book a ticket for LIT here via the Nottingham Playhouse website. Tickets are £10.

Once you have booked, you will receive an email with your e-ticket attached. This e-ticket will contain a link to the page on the website where the recording will be accessed. You will need to be logged in to Nottingham Playhouse account.

If you don’t receive your e-ticket straight away after purchasing, please check your spam/junk folders.

If you are using a smart TV, you should be able to access the show through your browser. You can find help and advice on this and more on the Nottingham Playhouse FAQs page.


Captioning will be available for the LIT Watch Party.

Once you’ve rented the show, you can activate the captions on the recording by clicking on the icon labelled ‘CC’ in the video frame and then select ‘English (United Kingdom) CC’. To turn captions off, repeat this process but select ‘None’ instead.

There will also be a version of the recording with BSL interpretation and audio description.

Listen to Eve Austin and Suba Das Discuss LIT with Jon Wright on BBC Suffolk

It has an infectious energy
The Stage
'pertinent to contemporary discussion'
A Younger Theatre
Lit is as good a debut as I can recall in ten years as a reviewer
Broadway World, Gary Naylor
'a debut play which tackles provocative societal questions in a very human way'
East Midlands Theatre