The Words I Should Have Said to Phoebe Lewis





End of the Line Theatre in association with Mini Productions presents The Words I Should Have Said to Phoebe Lewis

This fast-paced comedy about a young writer’s journey of discovering love originally ran at The Phoenix Artist Club in July 2014 and sold out every night, an extra date in late August was added due to popular demand. The show transferred to Hull Truck in Summer 2015 as part of the GROW festival for 3 nights and was the highest grossing show they’d had at GROW festival to date.

Written by Jim English.

Devised by End of the Line Theatre company members.

Directed by David Zoob.

★★★★★ “…a bittersweet tour de force! Phenomenal new writing.” - James Waygood (Grumpy Gay Critic)

★★★★★ “…genuinely funny, with many laugh-out-loud moments and witty one-liners…a thoroughly accomplished comedy that reinforces the importance of fringe theatre.”Remote Goat

“Just a stunning, absolutely stunning production. So wonderfully dark and funny but most of all performed by an amazing company… it will leave you speechless.” The New Current

“…a vibrant slice of contemporary London life, raw, real and rambunctious. It’s good – really good – and I know that because for ten minutes I was distracted by the noise from the pub outside, which then disappeared until I became aware of it again at the curtain call…Keep an eye on End Of The Line Theatre – if they’re doing this one year out of college, they’ll be something very special in a couple of years’ time.” – Broadway World (Gary Naylor)

“…it cannot be denied that this was a very good effort from a young company with a big future.” – Everything Theatre (Stephen St Clement)

“This play will make you gently chuckle and then once it has your attention, it will draw you into something far more complex and hopefully inspire you to be a bit braver.”  – Views From The Gods


“I know our paths won’t cross again, the big guy only offers you so many opportunities. I haven’t taken any of mine. Haven’t been brave enough. So I’ll write them in a play instead. Hopefully people will come and watch it, maybe someone will see it and put it on in a theatre somewhere and you’ll go and watch it, maybe with your mum. You’ll watch it and you’ll enjoy it: the words I should have said to you’’

After the death of his mother, Frank finds himself stuck in a world of late nights, drugs and empty relationships, until he meets Phoebe Lewis: the girl we all want to take to Pizza Hut. But he can’t quite muster the courage to talk to her because, let’s face it, she’s in the thesaurus under the word ‘perfect’ and he’s only a league two reserve.