The Beast Will Rise

The world stage premiere of a new work by visionary writer Philip Ridley whose novels, stage plays (The Pitchfork Disney, The Reflecting Skin, Mercury Fur, Dark Vanilla Jungle) and films (The Reflecting Skin, The Passion of Darkly Noon, Heartless) have secured a reputation as one of the country’s greatest living storytellers. 


A selection of new stories that are by turns dark, tender, shocking and dazzling, linked and reflecting each other like shards of a broken mirror. Haunting glimpses of a world that seethes and glitters with strangeness and menace, and where nothing is quite what it seems.

More about Stepping Out Theatre:

We deliver a range of programmes including workshops, mentoring, educational opportunities, an Associate Artists scheme, social trips and a holistic package of support including housing, benefits, career progression and emotional welfare. We have an excellent track record involving service users in a range of work from large scale community theatre productions to high quality professional performances on mental health themes to audiences across the country, giving them a voice and a platform to bring compelling stories alive on stage.

We are proud to have introduced hundreds of service users to the power of live theatre over the last 22 years, building a strong community of people and helping to tackle the stigmas and discrimination they face.


15th - 18th June

Ticket Information

Performances start 7:30pm

£12 Full Price

£10 Concessions

Concessions offered to pensioners, unemployed, students, registered disabled and under16s.