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Springboard: The Silver Bell
New Writing

Springboard: The Silver Bell

A story of love, loss and inter-dimensional travel

It starts as all good stories do: boy meets boy. But then boy meets end, leaving a huge void and a lot of time to fill before the curtain call…

When Mico loses the love of his life to motor neurone disease, he should begin the slow process of grieving, but instead he does the next best thing: he punches a hole in the universe and travels to parallel worlds, all in the hope of getting his husband back. 

Join Mico and James (and a million other Jameses) as they tell you their story of life, death and trying to find decent sausage rolls in a universe that never invented Greggs.

The Silver Bell is a new play about love and loss. It explores the place of care in intimate relationships, and asks what happens when all the time in the universe isn’t enough. This world premiere production is written by Alan Flanagan (Hollyoaks) and directed by Dan Hutton (Barrel Organ and The Yard Theatre associate).


Mico Alan Flanagan

James Brendan O’Rourke

Writer Alan Flanagan

Director Dan Hutton

Lighting Designer Amy Hill

Movement Director Sacha Plaige

Ticket Price

£10 - 18


29 March - 2 April


King's Head Theatre



Praise for previous work:

"Alan Flanagan’s story-telling is rich, strange and brutal" The Reviews Hub

"O’Rourke is an absolute genius" Everything Theatre

"Dan Hutton is one of our most promising young directors" Time Out


We are committed to ensuring that tickets for performances in this festival are affordable, with a limited number being made available at £10 for every performance. We ask that if you’re able to, please consider paying a bit more for your ticket. It makes a big difference to the artists behind every show you see and ensures we’re able to continue offering affordable ticket prices. Seating for this production is unallocated, if you have any specific access requirements then get in contact with us by email [email protected] or phone 0207 226 8561


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