Chris Foxon

Theatre Producer


"Every year, the Papatango New Writing Prize comes up with a bit of a cracker." Michael Billington, The Guardian starstarstarstar


"An outstanding performance of a memorable and moving look at nature and nurture and what family really means." Dominic Maxwell, The Times Critic's Choice starstarstarstar

"A great subject for a play - an emotional tug-of-war." Kate Kellaway, The Observer  starstarstarstar


"A play of muted joy and ache that penetrates to the bone. A stealthy little heartbreaker." Sam Marlowe, The Times starstarstarstar

"Brimming with quiet insight and sympathetic humour." Paul Taylor, The Independent  starstarstarstar

"Makes a big impression." Henry Hitchings, The Evening Standard starstarstarstar

"Powered by two captivating performances, a tender, lovely piece of theatre." Time Out starstarstarstar

"Funny, adorable, elegiac, brimming with gentle humour and bursting with heart." The Stage starstarstarstar


"Seduces us with myth and theatrical magic." Miriam Gillinson, Time Out starstarstarstar

"Richly atmospheric and very well-acted." Michael Billington, The Guardian starstarstarstar

"Exemplary." The Morning Star starstarstarstarstar


"A simmering tension mounts [in] Sumbwanyambe's notable debut play, presented by those remarkable unearthers of new talent, Papatango." Fiona Mountford, The Evening Standard starstarstarstar

"A debut of astonishing maturity...a rare discovery." The Times starstarstarstar

"A beautiful production of a promising debut." The Stage


"Terrific, bickering, bustling with energy and drop-dead humour." Paul Taylor, The Independent starstarstarstar

"Funny, touching...remarkable." Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph starstarstarstar

"Both hugger mugger and delicate, Nina Raine's production amplifies her brother's exceptional talent." Susannah Clapp, The Observer starstarstarstar

"Keenly observed, quirky, funny writing is brought to vivid life by a superb cast...compelling." Georgina Brown, The Mail on Sunday starstarstarstar


"A superb cast...charming." Henry Hitchings, The Evening Standard starstarstarstar

"An eloquent, heartfelt production [with] too many gorgeous performances to list."Time Out Critics' Choice starstarstarstar

"Fascinating." Michael Coveney, WhatsOnStage starstarstarstar


"Sharp, savvy and beguiling...a writer of huge promise." Dominic Maxwell, The Times 

"A blessedly unsensational play on a deeply serious subject." Michael Billington, The Guardian starstarstarstar

"An amazing debut to a writing career." WhatsOnStage starstarstarstar


"Audacious, amusing and verbally dazzling...the most verbally arresting play on the London stage." Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph

"Like Pinter but without the pauses...a bravura performance, remarkably expressed." The Times

" of the rawest and most confronting plays currently showing on the West End. A must-see." The Australian Times


"Louise Monaghan's play knocks spots off much of the new writing I have seen." Michael Billington, The Guardian starstarstarstar

“New writing talent alongside a stellar cast…This fantastic production will hopefully ensure Monaghan a future place on the London stage.” WhatsOnStage starstarstarstar

The Fear of Breathing

“Essential viewing.” Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph starstarstarstar

“An electrifying, visceral experience.” Tom Wicker, Time Out Critics’ Choice starstarstarstar

“Genuinely enlightening…a play of extraordinary power.” Paul Taylor, The Independent starstarstarstar

“Electric staging, eloquent, harrowing testimony...builds to an urgent, confrontational climax.” Claire Allfree, Metro starstarstarstar

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