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Blue Touch Paper Productions in association with Park Theatre present the UK Premiere of

Never Not Once

By Carey Crim

Directed by Katharine Farmer

Please be aware this production contains themes of sexual assault, addiction and long term illness. If you require further information please email a member of our team at [email protected] 



A searing new drama about the families we choose and the secrets that can pull them apart.

All-American student Eleanor has the best moms in the world. She’s bright, funny and completely happy apart from one small thing: she wants to know who her father is. When her boyfriend Rob hires a private investigator to help find him, the family are forced to confront an unexpected and explosive answer to the question “Where do I come from?”

Winner of the Jane Chambers Award for Feminist Writing and finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Award in America, this poignant and important story is all about facing the traumas of the past and finding unexpected grace. 


'Gut-wrenching… Weighty and forceful' ★★★★ The Guardian

'A strong but sensitive production' ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

'Incredibly powerful, totally absorbing and completely heart-wrenching' ★★★★★ The Upcoming 

'The acting is outstanding' ★★★★ Ham & High

'A superbly acted, fast-paced production' ★★★★ LondonTheatre1

'Socially relevant and emotionally poignant production' ★★★★ Morning Star

'Fantastic performances and a really well done intimate production in an intimate space' ★★★★ Hayley Sprout

'An emotional story of love, what it means to be a woman and finding light in the darkest of times' Everything Theatre

'A nuanced exploration of trust and commitment' British Theatre Guide

'A visceral drama' L.A. Times

'With a multi-racial cast of well-defined characters, complex development, and a nuanced lens on sexuality, non-traditional family and taking responsibility, this play is theatrically satisfying and socially urgent' Jane Chambers Award Committee