Wednesday 30th November 7.45pm & Thursday 1st December 2.30pm & 7.45pm / Studio Hub


By Jonluke McKie and Allison Davies


‘This wee’un reminds me of you at his age Sharron – he’s got the devil dancin’ in his eyes.’

Jamie’s 15 and he lives in Rotherham with his mum. Since Granda Frank died she’s stopped coming out of her room and each time Jamie sees her she’s different – one day like a child, the next like a monster; sometimes the awesome mum he’s always known.

Left to his own devices he’s spending more and more time online and it’s BRILLIANT. Rotherham is a million miles behind him as he soars through a digital realm of pixels, kilobits and the occasional adult chatroom. He doesn’t understand everything he reads (what a BDSM Chem-Monkey is he has no idea) but it’s okay – here he’s part of something, and there’s people to talk to.

But there’s a wee devil dancing in Jamie’s eyes, and he’s not sure what it might tell him to do.

Combining soulful original songs with live animation and theatre, The Devil Danced in Our Eyes is a feast for the eyes and the ears, exploring sexuality, class and the effects of mental illness in a family.

Performance Dates and Times

Wednesday 30th November 7.45pm

Thursday 1st December 2.30pm

Thursday 1st December 7.45pm


Standard: £16.00 | Concession: £12.00


Age Recommendation: 16 + years

Trigger warnings: Sexual violence towards a minor, mental illness, bullying


Running Time: 55 minutes

Your Visit

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