Hope is Waking

Opening at the end of the record breaking reign of Queen Victoria, 'Hope is Waking' begins on the date of the late monarch's death. We are introduced to eight residents, dwelling both up and down stairs, of a large London house at the turn of the twentieth century. Over the next couple of years we watch as the older residents struggle with the changes to their way of life brought about by the new Edwardian age. The younger members embrace these exciting new times, but one by one they realise there is a price to pay for these dramatic changes. The residents struggle to cope with unwanted pregnancy, dangerous liaisons and the increasingly militant Suffragette movement, whilst trying to maintain the order and responsibilities, that must prevail, of life below stairs.


Fanny: Poppy Lawless

Mrs. Bevan: Wendy Fisher

Lottie: Amy Beckett

Mrs Fuller: Collette Wighton

Miss Pierce: Mary Parsons 

Lady Hortense: Sarah Ridley

Martha: Lucie Howard 

Miss Esme: Delilah Berman


Director: Collette Wighton

Producer: Sarah Ridley and Out of Ideas Theatre Company


About the Company: Out Of Ideas Theatre Company

Out of Ideas is a new theatre company that specialises in new plays. Our aim is to produce plays that leave people talking, or teach people about things that are forgotten or aren't talked about enough.  

Company Reviews

"In a changing world, ordinary women become extraordinary"

"Women just don't know their place today... there was a time when we were told what to think and what to feel and what to do. Now, it's like I'm walking on shifting sands." - Mrs. Bevan

Production Details

    Run Time:
  • Act One: 60 mins
  • Act Two: 50 mins

  • Age Restrictions:
  • None

  • Tickets:
  • £14.00 Standard
  • £12.00 Concession
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  • Tue 27th Feb 2018 - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 28th Feb 2018 - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 1st Mar 2018 - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 2nd Mar 2018 - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 3rd Mar 2018 - 3:00 pm
  • Sat 3rd Mar 2018 - 7:30 pm
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