One small step, one giant leap…

One small step, one giant leap…


I think most of us have thought about taking a brave leap into the unknown at some point in our lives and wondered what it would be like to walk away from everything we know and love and start over.

Neil Bartram & Brian Hill’s new musical You Are Here imagines just that scenario when suburban Chicago housewife Diana walks out of her home to begin her life again.

It’s July 20th, 1969, the night of the moon landing when Diana makes her giant leap into the unknown. Around this, Bartram & Hill (The Theory of Relativity, Bedknobs & Broomsticks), have crafted an intimate and oftentimes hilarious recounting Diana’s adventures.

Since graduating from GSA in 2019, Matthew Rankcom has himself been taking giant leaps in carving out an exciting career for himself as a multi-platform creative. He is a producer, an actor, a director and, during lockdown, became Artistic Director of The Grey Area Theatre company. Their inaugural production, Before After, which starred Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser was a real highlight of 2020 and I can’t wait to see Matthew bring his sensitive, intelligent direction to You Are Here.

Starring the legend and icon that is the wonderful Wendi Peters as Diana, we’re crossing fingers and toes that You Are Here will be one of the first productions to return to live performance when it opens at the Southwark Playhouse in May.

I love working with Matthew, he has incredible energy and vision and drive and it has been so exciting to see how those qualities have kept him creating and kept him positive throughout lockdown.

You Are Here is going to be an absolute treat – so get booking now! Full details here.

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