Supported by Arts Council England and the London Arts Board

70 Hill Lane


Written by Phelim McDermott and based on a true and haunting childhood experience.

70 Hill Lane is the show that put Improbable on the map. It saw the beginning of our predilection for sticky tape, the exploration of object animation and established many of the elements that have since become identified with our work, including memoir and interwoven personal stories.

Part autobiography, part fantasy and dream, this show creates a haunting world of childhood yearning through an extraordinary synthesis of storytelling, improvisation, object animation, live music…..and sellotape.

70 Hill Lane has won several major awards including an OBIE for Outstanding Achievement in Off Broadway Theatre, the 1997 Time Out Award for Best Off West End Production,Best Performance at The Cairo International Theatre for Experimental Theatre and The Manchester Evening News Award for Best Fringe Production.

70 Hill Lane was first performed at The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, in 1996. It has been performed in America, Belgium, Britain, Canada, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Lebanon, and Syria.

Written by Phelim McDermott with additional material by Guy Dartnell and Steve Tiplady
Directed by Lee Simpson
Designed by Julian Crouch
Lighting Design and Production Management by Colin Grenfell
Music composed and performed by Ben Park
Photography by Sheila Burnett

Performed by Guy Dartnell, Phelim McDermott and Steve Tiplady.






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