Dark Sublime


World Premiere


A Comedy about Space. And Time.

Oli arrives at the door of Marianne, a fading jobbing actress. He’s impatient to make an impression, to make a friend. Marianne knows about waiting – for her turn at something more substantial than a half-remembered role on a cult TV show, for her best friend to see her differently. As Oli forces her back into the past, and a strange, outrageous world she hasn’t visited in almost 40 years, Marianne must find her own way into the future – and together they begin to discover what every good relationship needs: time and space.

Michael Dennis’ debut comedy boldly explores what later life is like for older gay women as well as the next generation, testing the outer limits of how far friendships and relationships can be pushed. Fans will do anything for their heroes – but what if your biggest fan is your closest companion?

Making her West End debut, Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation) stars alongside Kwaku Mills( Good Dog, UK Tour; The End of Eddy, Unicorn Theatre & UK Tour), Jacqueline King (Doctor Who, BBC One; Spring Storm, National Theatre), Simon Thorp (Hard Sun, BBC One; various leading roles, RSC), Sophie Ward (Young Sherlock Holmes, Amblin Entertainment;Jane Eyre, BBC Films) and the voice of Mark Gatiss (Sherlock and Doctor Who, BBC One; The Madness of George III, Nottingham Playhouse).


"A play of humour and heart".

Starburst Magazine

"Dark Sublime is Gay Geek heaven".

Gay Times


by Michael Dennis

directed by Andrew Keates

Presented by Rigmarole Productions in association with Arion Productions, M. Green Productions, J.W Carter Productions and PCJ Entertainment.


Marina Sirtis

Kwaku Mills

Jaqueline King

Sophie Ward

Simon Thorp

Featuring the voice of Mark Gatiss


Trafalgar Studios