NOTHING IN A BUTTERFLY

Presented by Dorty Mooth Theatre and Omnibus Theatre
A visceral odyssey from flying fists in Tyneside to hard sales in Dubai as Junk finds his rock bottom on top of the world.

“You’re a market stall Gucci handbag. And I’m having more than that, more than you.” 

Junk finds his rock bottom on top of the world in a way that only someone who’s had everything and nothing can understand. 

He faces the alluring promise of a 48-storey plummet from the balcony of a Dubai hotel, but where will he go from here? And who is he really: Salesman? Highflyer? Addict? ‘786?’ ‘Little divie’?

Nothing in a Butterfly is a visceral odyssey from flying fists in Tyneside to hard sales in Dubai and the elusive search for the perfect pocket square. 

Based on lived experience, this play spreads out from Newcastle roots to take us to some unexpected places. Sharp witted and raw, it asks what can save people from themselves; and what does it take to break a cycle of violence? 

Ric Renton is a Geordie actor and playwright currently on attachment at Paines Plough. This is his true story of a boy who burned down the village to feel its warmth and the man who emerged asking how to put the fire out. 

A fast-paced and fluid production reunites director Chris White and lighting designer Marty Langthorne after their critically acclaimed collaborations on Gutted at Omnibus Theatrebottled at Vault Festival and Scenes from 68* Years at Arcola

Ric’s blazing debut play is developed by Synergy Theatre Project, dramaturg Neil Grutchfield and will also be performed at HMP Thameside


This performance will take place with a live audience at Omnibus Theatre.

We are so excited to welcome you back through our doors.

We understand that booking tickets for live events right now feels like a bit of a gamble.

We want to assure you that should you be unable to attend an event due to an isolation order or exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19, or should we have to cancel an event, we will be happy to offer a full refund.

Please be aware that our COVID policy and precautions may be updated in line with current government advice for the safety and comfort of our audiences, artists and team. Please check out our Covid-19 Safety FAQs for full information on what to expect and how to prepare for your visit.

29 MAR-2 APR
7:30PM (TUE-SAT)
2:30PM (SAT)
£13 STANDARD
£11 CONCESSION
#NIABUTTERFLY

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Presented by Dorty Mooth Theatre and Omnibus Theatre
A visceral odyssey from flying fists in Tyneside to hard sales in Dubai as Junk finds his rock bottom on top of the world.

“You’re a market stall Gucci handbag. And I’m having more than that, more than you.” 

Junk finds his rock bottom on top of the world in a way that only someone who’s had everything and nothing can understand. 

He faces the alluring promise of a 48-storey plummet from the balcony of a Dubai hotel, but where will he go from here? And who is he really: Salesman? Highflyer? Addict? ‘786?’ ‘Little divie’? 

Nothing in a Butterfly is a visceral odyssey from flying fists in Tyneside to hard sales in Dubai and the elusive search for the perfect pocket square. 

Based on lived experience, this play spreads out from Newcastle roots to take us to some unexpected places. Sharp witted and raw, it asks what can save people from themselves; and what does it take to break a cycle of violence? 

Ric Renton is a Geordie actor and playwright currently on attachment at Paines Plough. This is his true story of a boy who burned down the village to feel its warmth and the man who emerged asking how to put the fire out. 

A fast-paced and fluid production reunites director Chris White and lighting designer Marty Langthorne after their critically acclaimed collaborations on Gutted at Omnibus Theatrebottled at Vault Festival and Scenes from 68* Years at Arcola

Ric’s blazing debut play is developed by Synergy Theatre Project, dramaturg Neil Grutchfield and will also be performed at HMP Thameside


This performance will take place with a live audience at Omnibus Theatre.

We are so excited to welcome you back through our doors.

We understand that booking tickets for live events right now feels like a bit of a gamble.

We want to assure you that should you be unable to attend an event due to an isolation order or exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19, or should we have to cancel an event, we will be happy to offer a full refund.

Please be aware that our COVID policy and precautions may be updated in line with current government advice for the safety and comfort of our audiences, artists and team. Please check out our Covid-19 Safety FAQs for full information on what to expect and how to prepare for your visit.

29 MAR-2 APR
7:30PM (TUE-SAT)
2:30PM (SAT)
£13 STANDARD
£11 CONCESSION
#NIABUTTERFLY

Cast: TBC

Production Team

Writer

Ric Renton

Director 

Chris White

Dramaturg

Neil Grutchfield

Lighting Designer

Marty Langthorne

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Health and Safety

Please check out our Covid-19 Safety FAQs for full information on what to expect and how to prepare for your visit→

Concessions

Concessions apply to students, under-18s, over-60s and more. For more info on our concession policy click here→

Accessibility

All performance spaces and facilities are fully wheelchair-accessible. For more info please contact Box Office on 0207 498 4699.

Ticket Collection

We operate a paperless box office system. You will be emailed a receipt once you have booked in advance. There is no need to print this off, just state your name at the box office on arrival.

Content Warnings

The show deals with subjects of physical abuse, addiction, male mental health and violence

Find out more here.

Age Recommendation

14+

Duration

1h15m