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Aegis Productions in association with Park Theatre presents


By Athena Stevens

Directed by Lily McLeish
Cast: Athena Stevens & Jonathan McGuinness
Offie Nominated - Best Female Performance - Athena Stevens


'You were supposed to make me a better person.'

Failed architect Harrison had plans to end his life. The last thing he needed was Katherine, a young student, breaking into his house begging for his help...

As their chaotic first encounter turns into the beginning of a twenty year relationship, the unlikely couple grow to realise that they are capable of either building something great together – or absolutely destroying each other.

Following the journey of Harrison and Katherine, Schism is a stunning new play about two people finding each other, and questions at what point does a dream become unrealistic and out of date.

Free Post Show Q&A with Terri Paddock - Thursday 31 May after 19.45pm show 


'A powerful play, punching you in the face with the reality of the daily abuse experienced within society' ★★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions

'One of the best pieces of theatre I have seen' ★★★★★ Musical Theatre Musings

'If you want a new take on an old prejudice that packs a punch, Schism is a must see play!' ★★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions

'A thought provoking and refreshingly honest feminist play' ★★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions

'Stevens isn’t afraid to make her audience squirm and her play is all the more powerful for it.' ★★★★ RadioTimes

'Schism offers a deeply human and refreshing take on the power play at the heart of our relationships.' ★★★★Theatre-News

'A love story that packs a punch' ★★★★ RadioTimes

'Athena Stevens has penned an extremely clever and hard-hitting play' ★★★★ LondonTheatre1

'A stunning, candid and compelling play that holds your attention throughout.' ★★★★ Stage Review

'Stevens… has a gift for timing and visual comedy' LondonBoxOffice

'Offers a seldom seen perspective on lives which are too often overlooked and stereotyped.' The Stage

'Stevens powerfully projects Katherine’s determination to be treated fairly and without pity and the way she injects some comedy into otherwise uncomfortable situations is played out wonderfully' CamdenNewJournal

'It’s a rich, smart, enjoyable production, and days later I’m still thinking about it.' Exeunt Magazine

'A stunning play by a talented author and both Stevens and McGuiness give brilliant performances. It will rightfully challenge everyone who sees it.' The Upcoming

'Two-hander with an intriguing relationship at its centre' The Stage

'An engrossing chronicle of a 20-year relationship' A Younger Theatre 

'Schism is fringe theatre at its best' Sardines Magazine




First performed at the Finborough Theatre, London. Neil McPherson, Artistic Director
Supported by