Tristan Bates Theatre


Mon 31 July - Sat 5 August
Standard Tickets: £12 / £10 Concs.

Group Booking: £10 for 4+ tickets booked in a single transaction (bookable over the phone or in person).


New Comedy-Drama by emerging playwright Tom Hartwell.

Adam is drowning. His small village has flooded and his loved ones have all moved closer to the capital in search of something better. 

Stranded on an island of nostalgia, whiskey bottle in hand, Adam is forced to confront his future when those closest to him return after the death of his Mum. Upon their arrival, repressed truths and unsettling secrets are revealed. ‘Flood’ is a complex and humane portrayal of a group of friends struggling to define themselves beyond the confines of their small town.

When the water keeps rising, how do you stay afloat?

This new comedy drama by playwright Tom Hartwell is Paper Creatures Theatre’s debut production. 



On Tom Hartwell's debut play You Tweet My Face Space:

'Hartwell can be said to be a writer of our generation' London Pub Theatres

★★★★★ The Reviews Hub

★★★★★ Box Dust

★★★★ 'This is a piece of theatre that you need to see' Broadway Baby

★★★★ 'Nothing short of stunning' Daily Spectacle

★★★★ 'Superb comic writing' Fringe Guru

★★★★ 'Winsingly truthful' Broadway World



Adam Jon Tozzi
Jess Emily Céline Thomson
Michael Nathan Coenen
Ben Tom Hartwell
Laura Molly McGeachin



Director Georgie Staight
Playwright Tom Hartwell
Set Designer Oscar Selfridge
Sound Designer Benjamin Winter
Lighting Designer Ali Hunter


This play contains strong language.