The Believers

Produced by

Theatre Royal Plymouth and Frantic Assembly in association with Curve Theatre, Leicester

Written by

Bryony Lavery


Two families are flung together on a night of cataclysmic weather. Bruised, tired and seduced by the flow of alcohol, they wrestle with their differences until, suddenly, the unthinkable happens. Something unbelievable. As their versions of what happened begin to fall apart and their perspectives become clouded by suspicion, they turn on each other in a desperate fight to understand the truth.

Frantic Assembly and Bryony Lavery follow the success of their previous collaborations (Stockholm and Beautiful Burnout) with this thrilling and highly visceral exploration of love and loss.


Theatre Royal Plymouth
Friday 21st February – Saturday 8th March 2014

Warwick Arts Centre
Tuesday 11th – Saturday 15th March 2014

Leicester Curve Studio
Tuesday 18th – Saturday 29th March 2014

The Tricycle Theatre, London 
Tuesday 22nd April – Saturday 17th May 2014


"British theatre's most electrifying spine-chiller since The Woman in Black"
The Times

"Starkly ethereal theatrical chiller"
London Evening Standard

"An ingenious new play that creates theatrical electricity"
The Telegraph

"Frantic Assembly are, on the sly, one of the most influential names in the West End right now"
Time Out


Richard Mylan

Eileen Walsh

Christopher Colquhoun

Penny Layden

Creative Team

Bryony Lavery

Direction and Choreography
Scott Graham

Jon Bausor

Associate Movement Direction
Eddie Kay

Lighting Design
Andy Purves

Sound Design
Carolyn Downing

Casting Director
Sarah Hughes

Associate Director (Tour)
Cathal Cleary

Voice Coach
Michaela Kennen