In Tents and Purposes

Off the back of a ★★★★★ sell-out at the Edinburgh fringe and transfer run at Soho Theatre

comedy-play In Tents and Purposes toured the UK in Spring of 2017. 

Ten years. Two friends. One fortune teller.

Roxy Dunn (Channel 4's Babylon, BBC Three's Top Coppers) and Alys Metcalf (The Play That Goes Wrong, West End) compete with their egos to tell a comic, time-hopping story, exploring whether our lives are predetermined or shaped by our choices.

'Very funny stuff and the
performances are excellent'
DAILY MAIL
'Daft, enjoyable meta theatre' 
GUARDIAN
'An hour well spent in the company of two future stars'  
SUNDAY MAIL
'A breath of fresh air'
THE TIMES
Tour dates

Harlow Playhouse

Oxford Playhouse

Cheltenham Everyman (2 shows)

Bike Shed Exeter

Theatre Royal York

Guildhall Theatre Derby

Mac Birmingham

Soho Theatre, London

Marlowe Theatre Canterbury

Lowry Salford

‘Two exceptionally
talented performers.’ 
COLIN MOCHRIE
 (Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
'What's the plural of genius? 
These two are that word'
PATERSON JOSEPH
(C4's Peepshow)

'One of the most enjoyable theatrical experiences I've

encountered at the fringe'

★★★★ 

THE SCOTSMAN

'Big heap of funny.

A must see'

MIKE WOZNIAK

(C4's Man Down

BBC's Walliams & Friend)

Cast and Creatives

Performers                      

                        

Director      

                         

Written by                                  

Devised by                          

   Alys Metcalf

Roxy Dunn

Chris Head

Roxy Dunn

Alys Metcalf

Roxy Dunn

A Viscera Theatre Production
in association with 
Anna Haigh Productions

In Tents and Purposes premiered at the Lyric Hammersmith on 22nd January 2016, as part of the Evolution scheme, before transferring to the VAULT Festival in February. The show then ran from 4th - 29th August at Assembly, George Sq, Studio 4 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It was produced with the support of the Soho Young Writer’s scheme, sister company Folio Theatre and Bechdel Theatre, who pioneer female-lead work.