Eloise Lally Productions in association with Theatre503 present

Gold Coast

Written by Louise Gooding
Directed by Eloise Lally
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£15 Standard / £12 Concession / ‘Pay What You Can’ Saturday Matinee

RUNNING TIME: 2 hours (including interval)

Joe’s a soldier who can’t fight. A lover who can’t love. He’s carrying a terrible secret that’s threatening to tear his life apart.

It’s 2003 and Joe’s returned from Iraq. His wife Roz knows something is wrong. She struggles to help him. Thousands of miles away, years later, his teenage daughter Lisa is fighting her own demons. Can Joe come to terms with his past to save his daughter’s future?

Gold Coast reveals the damage to three generations of one family from wars in the Gulf region. It reaches across time and continents to tell the story of Joe and his family.

Eloise Lally Productions present the premiere of Gold Coast as their debut show. This exciting, up-and-coming production company is committed to championing robust and innovative new writing. The company is lead by Director Eloise Lally who has directed work by a number of award winning playwrights both in the UK and internationally.


The evening’s performance will be followed by a discussion with David Livingstone MBE, director Eloise Lally and writer Louise Gooding, exploring public engagement and understanding of the psychological traumas of war.

David Livingstone MBE

David is managing director of Napier Meridian and a former Naval Officer, serving, inter alia, as a desk officer in the MOD Directorate of Military Operations for four years in the mid-1990s. He is an associate fellow at Chatham House, and was a Cobra staff officer from 1994 to 1998. He was awarded the MBE in 1999.

Louise Gooding

Louise Gooding has written a number of plays for BBC radio including 'Sharp Focus', 'Aire and Angels' and 'The Changing Room'. She has been in writers’ groups at the Royal Court and Sheffield Crucible and on attachment at HighTide Festival Theatre.
She co-wrote 'Mirror Me' with Catriona Kerridge, a play for young children (Greenwich Theatre and Pleasance, Edinburgh). Her new play 'Burnout' is shortlisted for the Adrian Pagan Award at the King's Head Theatre.


Artistic Team
Louise Gooding
Eloise Lally
Hannah Tookey
Assistant Producer
Laura Furner
Sarah Mercade
Stage Manager
Beth Absalom
Graphic Design
Ellice Stevens
Lighting & Sound Designer
Will Alder
Tommy Burgess
Olivia Bromley
Josephine Rogers
Jeremy Drakes

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