Publicity Photo    Jimmy Lee Photography

Publicity Photo Jimmy Lee Photography




Tue 31 Jul - Sat 4 Aug 2018


Wed 17 Oct 2018

“Six grand a month for one room in the basement of a disused pub on the corner of a dirty high street with no natural light and damp black walls that make it feel more like a coffin than a home?”

“It’s the going rate“

SACRIFICE, a play that asks the question, “Is it worth it?”

Ardent8 – created by Ardent Theatre Company to provide artistic support to eight recent graduates who have found it difficult to make the leap from region to London. Through various workshops with carefully selected practitioners and a week-long residency at Soho Theatre the ensemble is able to access opportunities within the industry they have otherwise found inaccessible, but which Ardent Theatre Company believes is no more than an equal opportunity.


Angela Angela Crispim
Clare Clare Hawkins
Garry Garry Skimins
Jordan Henry Holmes
Jamie Jamie Parker
Nathan Nathan Linsdell
Sam Sam Weston
Sophie Sophie Coulter


Writer and Director Andrew Muir
Producer Mark Sands
Stage Manager Chloe Brown
Press Kate Morley PR
Archive Filming Gareth McLeod
Publicity Photos Jimmy Lee Photography
Rehearsal Photos Adam Bennett
Production Photos Mark Douet

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the programme.


★★★★“The presentation of the script is outstanding as the performers are snappy and make words buzz with energy as the exchanges go on. Overall, the work the whole cast put in pays off, as their performances shine through.” Rewrite This Story

★★★★“Muir managed to tackle a handful of topics without leaving them underdeveloped. The play touches on racist comments and what makes them acceptable as well as how much people are willing to do for cash…All brilliantly performed by the entire group of actors” Hayley Sprout

★★★★ “deliver’s a powerful message about the disappointment most performing arts hopeful’s will experience in the real world” Fairy Powered Productions

“In Sacrifice, eight talented young actors prove they more than deserve to take their place on the London stage. Funny and challenging, the play makes us consider what’s really important, and the price we’re willing to pay – both financial and otherwise – to get our hands on it.” Theatre Things

★★★ Broadway World ★★★ London Box Office


Arts Council England
The Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation
Cockayne - Grants for the Arts
The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
The London Community Foundation
Royal Victoria Hall Foundation