Passing Moustache

Passing Moustache

FRI 01 MAR 2024 19:30 - SAT 02 MAR 2024 19.30 At Hope Street Theatre

A stylised and poetic look at how we process change… in ourselves, others and society.   What do we feel when faced with new ways of perceiving race, culture and gender.  The prison bars we refuse to see.  The writing poses big questions but finds understanding in the minutiae.

The political is public but the personal is obscured, complicated by the secrets we keep from ourselves. 

Tickets are £15 full price, £10.95 concession and a limited quantity of theatre arts students tickets at £7.25  (a code is requested)

We encourage you to go all out… bring a picnic, fizz and party before the play, during the interval and hang around afterwards to finish your drinks and chat to the cast and crew.  Just don’t bring the fireworks.  Get in early, make yourself comfortable and enjoy the atmosphere, music and soundscapes. 


Cast and Crew


Alec Marriner                     Cory Sapienza

Barry Black                          Mark Prescott

Cee Green                           Michelle Phillips

Dalibor Rybar                    Terence Caddick

Eddie Pinkney                    Ted Grant

Fiona Fern                            Rachel Davies

Gerry Silver                         Sonia Sidje 


Director: Merv Jones

Writer/Producer:  Edward Gray

Stage Manager:  Siobhan Pearson

Graphic Design & IT: Blake Emery

Executive Producer: Sharon Colpman

A Make It Write Production

From the Executive Producer

I often get unsolicited plays landing in my inbox with an excited ping.  I usually redirect the sender to the writers drop in, but this was different.  It was from Ted Gray who was already attending the drop in and had told me about his play.  I read it.  At the time it was just the bare bones and it wasn’t the shape of a normal play.  It crashed over me like a wave and then reset with a chorus.  At 58 years old, I don’t often get excited about much, but I could see the potential in this extract.  The play became the Passing Moustache and I could not be more pleased to present it to you.

Sharon Colpman