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“This block is the devil’s playground… He follows the beaten and the weak.”

Louisa wakes up on lock down surrounded by debris from last night’s blow out. Josh has vanished but she is not alone and she’s beginning to feel the heat.

From the writer of ‘The Diary of a Hounslow Girl’, Ambreen Razia’s restless new thriller, POT, reveals the hidden lives of Britain’s invisible children, adrift in the care system at the mercy of gang culture.

POT is a prescient, timely and engaging account of gang life. ★★★★ London Theatre 1

Acutely observed morality tale ★★★★ The Reviews Hub


POT is clever, modern and yet also timeless. - A Younger Theatre


Miles - Gamba Cole

Louisa - Sophia Leonie

Josh - Wahab Sheikh 



Written by Ambreen Razia

Directed by Sophie Moniram

Set and Costume Design by Alison Neighbour

Sound Design by Jonny Wharton

Lighting Design by Jamie Platt

Dramaturgy by Neil Grutchfield

Associate Lighting Designer Christopher Nairne

Design Assistant Nate Gibson

Technical Stage Management by Steve Andrews

Production Management by Andy Shewan

Photography by Suzi Corker

Videography by Islah Abdur Rahman 

Graphic Design by Nick Thompson

PR Agent Mobius 

Produced by Rua Arts and Ambreen Razia

Commissioned by Ovalhouse

Supported by Stratford Circus

Funded by Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants

POT was developed in 2017 with Lizzie Twells in the role of Louisa, in 2018 a full production was realised with performances at Ovalhouse, Stratford Circus, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Brighton Dome, Queens Hall Hexham, Oxford Arts at the Old Fire Station and Brewhouse Arts Centre Taunton. The playtext is published by Oberon Plays:

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Photography by Suzi Corker

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