A Headlong, National Theatre, HOME and Exeter Northcott co-production

People, Places & Things

Tue 31 October - Sat 4 November 2017

Wed Green Matinee 2.30pm*
Sat Matinee Matinee 2.30pm

By Duncan Macmillan
Directed by Jeremy Herrin
with Holly Race Roughan

Lisa Dwyer Hogg stars in this intoxicating play about surviving in the modern world.

Following a critically-acclaimed, sold-out season at the National Theatre and in London’s West End, People, Places & Things comes to Exeter Northcott Theatre.

Emma was having the time of her life.

Now she’s in rehab.

Her first step is to admit that she has a problem.  But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else.  She needs to tell the truth. But she’s smart enough to know that there’s no such thing.  When intoxication feels like the only way to survive the modern world, how can she ever sober up?

Written by Duncan Macmillan (1984, Every Brilliant Thing, Lungs) and directed by Headlong Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin (This House, The Nether, Wolf Hall/Bring Up the Bodies), People, Places & Things is designed by Olivier and Tony Award winning designer Bunny Christie (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.)




Lisa Dwyer Hogg


Michael Balogun

Shaun & Ensemble

Trevor Fox

Paul & Dad

Susan Lawson- Reynolds

Jodi & Ensemble

Ekow Quartey


Andrew Sheridan


Imogen Slaughter

Meredith & Ensemble

George Somner

T & Ensemble

Aimee Lou Wood

Laura & Ensemble

Matilda Ziegler

Doctor & Mum

Creative Team


Jeremy Herrin


Holly Race Roughan

Set Design

Bunny Christie

Movement Director

Polly Bennett

Costume Designer

Christina Cunningham

Lighting Design

James Farncombe


Matthew Herbert

Sound Design

Tom Gibbons

Video Design

Andrzej Goulding


Lottie Hines

Event Info


Tue – Thu Evenings:
A £30.50 B £28 C £25.50 D £23 E £10

Fri & Sat Evenings:
A £32.50 B £30 C £27.50 D £25.50 E £10

Wed Green Matinee*:
A £27 B £24.50 C £22 D £19.50 E £10

Sat Matinee:
A £28 B £25.50 C £23 D £20.50 E £10

Concs: £2 off bands B-D
Student Standby: £5
Members:  multibuy discount available

Get close to the action with on stage seats for just £10! (only a limited number available in person or via our box office on 01392 72 63 63) 

Schools: £10 for groups of 10+ plus one FREE teacher ticket for every 10 students booked (limited tickets available for Tuesday evening and Wednesday matinee and evening performances only in bands B-D) 

*Support the environment and use public transport to attend this discouned midweek matinee. 


15yrs+ this show contains some strong language, adult themes, high sound levels, strobe-like lighting effects and short complete lighting blackouts in the auditorium. If you have any queries please contact the box office.

Running Time

2hrs 20 mins (inc. interval) book now

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