Sophie Ellerby’s LIT Returns

Sophie Ellerby’s LIT Returns

Posted on March 16th, 2021

HighTide and Nottingham Playhouse today announced a newly filmed production of their 2019 production of LIT. It will be available on demand via the Nottingham Playhouse website from 1st June.

This follows rave reviews during its summer 2019 tour to the HighTide Festival in Aldeburgh, Nottingham and London. The play explores the turbulent teenage years of Bex; a girl looking for love in all the wrong places. It places complex, working-class people at the heart of the production, and is inspired by writer Sophie Ellerby’s experience working with young women and mothers in the prison system.

Eve Austin (The ABC Murders, Emmerdale) reprises her leading role as Bex, for which she was nominated for a Broadway World Award.

Suba Das, Artistic Director & Chief Executive and Rowan Rutter, Executive Director at HighTide said:

‘Sophie Ellerby follows in the long tradition of incredible new writers first brought to the stage by HighTide, and we’re delighted that this reimagined version of LIT allows us and Nottingham Playhouse to bring her extraordinary voice to an even wider audience. HighTide have embraced digital innovation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and this is our biggest venture yet – allowing us to share this play with those who otherwise might not have been able to attend in person, especially young people in marginalised communities. 

This production will also open up fresh dialogues with our East of England audiences around social and gender inequality, and gaps that have widened even further during the global pandemic. We look forward to engaging in those vital conversations through this work and providing our audiences with a thrilling, world-class digital theatre experience.’