***** - "Refreshingly emotional" - Theatre Weekly **** "Enging and important" - The Stage **** - The Scotsman **** - The List
'I think you're really talented... I got hard as I watched you.' Tom has always dreamt of being a successful actor, and now after years of disappointment he is finally presented with his golden opportunity... and an impossible decision to make. Set against the backdrop of the 2017 #MeToo movement, VELVET explores the complex realities of harassment within the industry and how far a person is willing to go to achieve their dreams. However, when most creatives are riding the wave of change, will Tom's opportunity slip through his fingers?
Winner of Theatre Weekly's 'Outstanding Monologue' in Edinburgh
2018's best of the fest, VELVET is written and performed by Tom
Ratcliffe and directed by Andrew Twyman (Kanye the First; Hightide).