a play about the compromises we make to get what we need

The arrival of a letter creating an impossible decision a young couple, one that forces them to confront the legacies of things left unsaid and what it is they really need from each other.

Necessity was produced by Broken Silence Theatre and staged at Brighton Fringe Festival and Bread & Roses Theatre


Written and directed by
Paul Macauley

Performed by
Cerys Knighton, Tim Cook, Vicky Winning, Alex Reynolds, Will Anderson and Andrew Cleaver


“Something extra special”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Breaking the Fourth Wall

“Spunky, fast-aced and acerbic”
★ ★ ★ ★
Remote Goat

“A great play. Recommended”
★ ★ ★ ★
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