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My first London run of Standby is now pretty much sold out! But you can now get tickets for a second run in July at Soho Theatre.

I’ll be there from Monday 6th to Saturday 11th, 7pm.
Ticket link is here:


“Two years ago, I found a videotape in my loft. On it: one and a half films, one quiz show and two sit-coms. Somehow, it became the story of my life” (Ross Sutherland)

After a hard-drive crash and a near death experience, Ross Sutherland found himself house-bound with only one thing for company: an old videotape that once belonged to his granddad.

Over the months that followed, Ross memorised every second of the tape. Slowly, he learnt how to manipulate the images into telling the story of his life. The videotape allowed Ross to open a dialogue with his late grandfather, and eventually helped him confront the illness that had nearly ended his life.

The true story of one man’s journey into synchronicity and madness.


Reviews from 2014 Edinburgh Fringe:

“Simply note down the booking number, because this is a must see show… extraordinary” The Observer

“Consuming, compelling, hypnotic… One of the stand-out shows of the Fringe”★★★★★ The Stage

“Extraordinary”★★★★★ Fest Magazine

“Touching, funny, linguistically thrilling”★★★★★ Exeunt Magazine

“Achingly Beautiful”★★★★★ A Younger Theatre

“Beautifully crafted, strikingly original”★★★★ The Telegraph

“Dizzyingly clever”★★★★ The Independent

“Poignantly epheheral”★★★★ What’s On Stage

“Beautifully poetic”★★★★ Time Out

Directed by Rob Watt. Development was supported by the Roundhouse, Writers Centre Norwich, Southbank Centre, Metal Peterborough and Arts Council England.

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