No Place Like Hope by Callum McGowan

Fully funded by a kickstarter campaign, the play is in partnership with the inspirational charity Victoria’s Promise, who support young women with cancer.

Written by Callum McGowan, No Place Like Hope was created to pass the Bechdel Test after producer Holly Donovan experienced extreme gender bias in the acting industry. She wrote about the sexism she experienced in a recent blog for The F-Word. 

With women taking leading roles on a London stage, McGowan’s play is brought to The Old Red Lion by an all female team behind the scenes and is co-produced by The So and So Arts Club and Pinpoint Create. 

About No Place Like Hope

 Anna and Becca aren’t where they’re supposed to be. While serving a community punishment order Becca is sent to a hospice to work and meets Anna, a cancer patient. No Place Like Hope shows the beginning of an unlikely friendship, through their conversations, their need for company and for someone to listen. In their honesty towards each other, maybe solace can be found.


BECCA: Holly Donovan

ANNA: Clare Corbett

BRI: Max Calandrew


Creative Team

Producer: Holly Donovan

 Director: Carla Kingham

Stage Management: Rachael Murray

Set Design: Emily Britton

Sound Design: Rachael Murray

Props/Textile: Steph Newman

Marketing: Emma Sly

Image Design: Stef Brown

Lighting: Ali Hunter 


Tickets are £15 (£12.50 concession)

7th Nov-25th Nov Tues-Sat 7.30pm Sun- 3pm Sat Matinee- 3pm

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Twitter: @noplaceplay