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by Emma Adams

8 April – 2 May, 7.45pm (Sun 5pm)

£15/£12 concessions (Pay What You Can Sundays)

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“At once humorous and deeply disturbing”



“Disgusting, sadistic and relevant”

London City Nights


“The women do not cower…  this is their triumph”

Plays To See

“As dark and sweet as Philip Ridley or Martin McDonagh”


“[Animals’] vision remains cogent & darkly entertaining”

The Stage

“A very topical dystopia”

Time Out


‘I want shocks! I’ve heard they are fun and a lot of blood rushes to your head.’

77-year-old Norma is having a tricky day. She can’t finish the crossword and Joy keeps stealing her recliner. Not to mention Helen next door has twisted her ankle falling from a weather balloon, they’ve run out of Class A drugs and the Utility Inspector just popped round to see if it’s time for her involuntary euthanasia…

Animals is a wicked satire set in a world where everyone over 60 is tossed on the scrapheap, children are hothoused, and being a “burden on society” is the ultimate crime.

Yorkshire-based Emma Adams has been New Writer in Residence at West Yorkshire Playhouse and has also written for Slung Low, Red Ladder, Look Left Look Right and Ovalhouse. Lisa Cagnacci is Associate Artistic Director of Theatre503.

Check out the trailer here

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D.E.M. Productions in association with Theatre503 presents…

Sense Of An Ending

by Ken Urban

12 May – 6 June, 7.45pm (Sundays 5pm)

£15/£12 (Pay What You Can Sundays)


“The weight of what is to come is unbearable. It is crushing me”

Charles, a disgraced New York Times journalist, arrives in Rwanda for an exclusive interview with two Hutu nuns. Charged with war crimes during the 1994 genocide, the nuns must convince the world of their innocence or face a lifetime in prison. When an unknown survivor contradicts their story, Charles must choose which version of the truth to believe.

Ken Urban’s award-winning Sense of an Ending shines a light on journalistic truth and morality amid the atrocity of the Rwandan genocide. Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, and marking the 21st anniversary of the genocide, this compelling political thriller asks if forgiveness is possible in a situation where truth is never simple.

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