Sleeping Lions


BacktoBack Theatre

presents a Touring Production of

Sleeping Lions

A Brand-New Award-Winning Drama by Tom Derrington; Directed by Kitty Cecil-Wright


The invitations have been delivered, the party games are ready, the table is set and the balloons are up. But where are all the children? Mum, Katie, is convinced that her precious son Leo is the most popular boy in the class but Dad, Max, has discovered something that tears him apart. Whose version of the truth is real?


Here’s what audience members said following its debut run at the Titchfield Festival Theatre:

“Wow!!! Just wow, one of the most powerful pieces of theatre I’ve seen.”

“It was stunning, the writing was brilliant, amazing plot and fantastic acting. A WOW show!”

“It’s funny, moving, very relevant and races along at breakneck speed.”

“In just under an hour and a half this play managed to hit every one of my emotional buttons.”

“The relationship between Katie and Max was so heartbreakingly truthful that I felt every bit of friction, regret, anger and love displayed on the stage.”

“If you only see one play this season, PLEASE make sure you see this one!”


On tour across Hampshire and Dorset


Wednesday 28 – Thursday 29 September @ 8pm

Hanger Farm, Totton, SO40 8FT

Tickets: £14; available from the Box Office (023 8066 7683) or online


Friday 30 September @ 7.30pm

Mowlem Theatre, Swanage, BH19 1DD

Tickets: £14; available from the Box Office (01929 422239) or online


Saturday 1 October @ 8pm

Milford Community Centre, Milford on Sea, SO41 0PH

Tickets: £14; available from the Box Office (01590 644861) or online


Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 October; Doors open @ 6pm; Performance starts @ 8pm

The Black Cherry Theatre Café, Boscombe, BH14AP

Tickets £12 / £14; available from the Box Office (01202 280802) or online


Friday 14 October @ 8pm

The Exchange, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1FH

Tickets: £14; available from the Box Office (01258 475137) or online


Saturday 15 October @ 8pm

Forest Arts Centre, New Milton, BH25 6DS

Tickets: £14; available from the Box Office (01425 612393) or online


GUIDANCE: recommended for age 16+, strong language and some upsetting themes