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Tightrope Theatre in association with Park Theatre presents


Written and directed by Philippa Lawford

‘Maybe we shouldn't always stay here. Maybe we should stay at yours, or you should stay at yours and I should stay here. Sometimes.’

Simon has returned to university after taking a year out. He wants to get on with his finals and not slip back into old, destructive habits. Mia, a first-year, is embracing the explosive freedom of life away from home. 

Simon doesn’t want to leave his room. But then he meets Mia. 

Ikaria is a love story about finding salvation in someone else. 


Runner-up award 2022 ATG Playwrights’ Prize (in association with Time Out and Platform Presents). 

OFFIE Short Run Commendation 2022.


★★★★★ ‘A memorable performance and a deeply layered love story’ West End Best Friend

★★★★.5 ‘Insightful, truthful, absolutely devastating... the effect of Ikaria is immense’ Salterton Arts

★★★★.5 ‘A truly memorable production... fuelled with authenticity’ The Reviews Hub

★★★★ ‘Wilbraham is doubtlessly one to watch.’ Spy in the Stalls

MUST SEE SHOW ‘Essential... riveting theatre’ Fringe Review

‘Undeniably truthful… convincingly captures the stress, banality and melodrama of love on the cusp of your 20s’ The Stage


Artwork by Scarlett Stitt. Rehearsal photos by Jake Bush.