CIRCA @ Theater de Meervaart, Amsterdam

Cast and Creatives


Director  Eleanor Clare Taylor

Writer  Tom Ratcliffe

Associate Director  Gabriella Moran

Stage Manager  Emily Stott


Cast  Scott Westwood, David Meyer, Jack J Fairley, Freddy Carter, Guy Faith, Ashraf Ejjbair, Sam Churchill, Jenna Fincken, Thomas Flynn, Ross Virgo, Emily Stott 


Follow Circa on Twitter @__circa

"That’s what everyone says isn't it? Gay men shag everything. Disease and all that.

My mum, when I came out, the first thing she said to me was ‘don’t get AIDS'...
But things are different now. They’ll be different for us."

When a young man stands on a stranger's doorstep intending to lose his virginity, he is consoled by the fact that he is destined for better, safer, things. Surely.

The twenty-first century. Homosexuality is now more integrated than ever. Marriage is legal, parenthood is possible and 'homophobics' are now the one's shunned from society. Now’s the time to replace promiscuity with companionship: but is it really that simple?


After a sell-out development showing at The Old Red Lion Theatre, London in November 2015; Circa transferred over to Amsterdam where it premiered at the Theater de Meervaart as part of Festival Contact in January 2016. The play, Tom Ratcliffe's full length debut, was developed through Rikki Beadle-Blair and John Russell Gordon at Team Angelica.


This project wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for the support of all who donated through our successful Crowdfunder campaign. work.Theatre would therefore like to thank: 


Amy Rosenthal, Jessica Burgess, Salvina Baker, Robert Myson, Joseph Baker, Beth Griggs, Patricia Baker, Paul and Trudi Fincken, Andrew Shufflebotham, Phillippa and Peter Barton, Ian Brener, Alex Bettison, Rebecca Forward, Lara Fincken, Geoff Leesley, James Meteyard, Eddie King, Maimuna Memon, Jessica Theobald, Linda Simpsons, Owen Oakshott, Ciaran Lonsdale, Jonathan Matthews, Naomi Brook, Sarah Cullum, Molly Keogh and Molly Chesworth


For their very generous support.



"What can I say? The cast. The direction. The play. Oh what theatre can do. Wow." -

Rikki Beadle-Blair on 'Circa'

This project was supported by: Old Vic New Voices, Team Angelica and Wildcard

© 2016 work.Theatre

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