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Cardboard Citizens, Alphabetti Theatre and Theatre503 present


Written by Vinnie Heaven
Directed by Debbie Hannan
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Ace is 22, trans, queer and sofa surfing – currently – just for now – only at the moment! 

They’ve actually just sorted out sofa number 13.  

To keep a sofa requires you to act small, smiling, and polite. But no one is perfect and eventually everyone messes up – which would be a lot easier for Ace if they weren’t also unexpectedly growing fluffy ears, and a tiny tail!  

It turns out people pleasing has a price and there’s only one place left for Ace to go… 

A celebration of queer community, full of heart, youth and pan pipes.   

Cardboard Citizens creates theatre with, for and about citizens with lived experience of poverty, inequity and homelessness. We use theatre, art and training to empower individuals to make change in their own lives, and in their communities.

Running time: 80 mins (no interval)

Age guidance: 16+

Content information: Please click here to read information relating to content of the play or here for the full care pack.

Please note, haze is used throughout this performance. 


Tuesday 25 April 7.30pm CAPTIONED: We’re offering captioning to mobile phones via the Difference Engine app, from Talking Birds. Download the free app from the App Store or Google Play, or find more info via the Difference Engine website.


Vinnie Heaven

Vinnie (they/them) is a London based writer and performer who makes work full of heart with a sprinkle of the surreal.
Their writing work includes the solo show She’s a Good Boy and their family show Charmane, both of which toured nationally.
Their acting credits include: The Nevers (HBO/Warner Media), The Misfortune of the English (Orange Tree Theatre), The Living Newspaper (Royal Court) Cuckoo (Soho Theatre) and Power Out (BBC).


Artistic Team
Vinnie Heaven
Debbie Hannan
Jacob Lucy (he/him)
Lighting Designer
Laura Howard (she/they)
Sound Designer
Movement Director
Chi-San Howard (she/her)
Production Manager
Tabitha Piggott for eStage (she/her)
Stage Manager
Chloe Astleford (she/her)
Assistant Director
Pia Richards (she/they)
Emma Williams
Producition Electrician and Tour Relighter
Ariane Nixon
Co-Costume Designer
Sophia Khan
Sound Associate
Nat Norland (they/them)
Interim Stage Manager
Livvy Lynch (she/they)
Interim Relighter
Ash Copeland
Aitch Wylie (they/them/he)
Afton Moran (they/them)
Nyah Randon (she/they)

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Audience Reviews
a tender and scintillating work of empathy
Theatre Weekly
The Stage
a charming and funny story that will fill you with joy and pure happiness
Everything Theatre
delightfully queer, over the top, self-aware and hilarious
a clarion call to others: live with pride
The Review Hub

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