by Tom Ratcliffe

2 – 27 October

1 hour, no interval

Tom has always dreamt of being a successful actor, and now after years of disappointment he is finally presented with his golden opportunity… and an impossible decision to make.

Set against the backdrop of the 2017 #MeToo movement, Velvet explores the complex realities of harassment within the industry from a gay male perspective. However, when most creatives are riding the wave of change, will Tom’s opportunity slip through his fingers?

Winner of Theatre Weekly’s ‘Outstanding Monologue’ in Edinburgh 2018’s best of the fest, Velvet is written and performed by Tom Ratcliffe and directed by Andrew Twyman (Kanye the First; Hightide).

★★★★★ – Theatre Weekly
★★★★★ – Bouquets & Brickbats
★★★★ – The Stage
★★★★ – The Scotsman
★★★★ – Broadway World
★★★★ – The List
★★★★ – LondonTheatre1
★★★★ – Edinburgh49
★★★★ – EdFringe Review

WINNER – ‘Outstanding Monologue’ in Theatre Weekly Best of the Fest 2018
WINNER – Sean Meehan Identity in Theatre Award 2019