Thank you so much for joining us to play The House Never Wins.


The House Never Wins is operating on a 'Pay What You Decide' ticketing scheme, giving audiences a chance to experience more exciting and new theatre.

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The House Never Wins is performing as part of Plymouth Fringe Online.

There is lots of really amazing work taking place in the festival, all by brilliant South West based artists, keep scrolling for our personal top picks of what else to check out!

(click on the headings below to navigate)


For those wanting to know more about the climate crisis and the science of where we are right now: 

Extinction Rebellion: The Truth

David Attenborough Climate Change: The Facts


We know climate crisis can be overwhelming and difficult to process- the CPA have some amazing resources (and a brilliant podcast as well). They’re also running climate cafes online (a safe space to talk about the climate breakdown and our fears surrounding it) Check them out there:  

Climate Psychology Alliance:



For theatre makers wanting to make more eco-friendly and sustainable theatre

Staging Change have some great tips and resources here:

Pigfoot Theatre's Lockdown Green Up is a great series of conversations and Q+A's about making work sustainably all available on their facebook page here:


The House Never Wins Credits:

Originally commissioned by Upstart Theatre as part of DARE Festival 2019. Supported by Arts Council England, Shoreditch Town Hall, Camden People's Theatre, Ovalhouse and Maketank. 

Created by Dylan Frankland & Madeleine Allardice

Performed by Madeleine Allardice

Tech by Dylan Frankland and Ella Dixon

Producer: Turtle Key Arts

Set and Costume Design: Erin Guan

Trailer: Michael Lynch

Poster Design: Keir Cooper

End audio: Caroline Hickman in conversation with Verity Sharp.  Extracted from  'Climate Change, Grief and Hope'- episode 1 of the Climate Psychology Alliance's podcast series: Crisis Conversations, ‘Catastrophe or Transformation’. 


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Our top picks for Plymouth Fringe Online

To check out the full line up head to but below are two pieces that we are particularly excited to see!

Heart & Lungs

by First Line Theatre

Heart & Lungs is an ode to failed relationships.

Exploring the life-cycle of a romantic relationship from two perspectives, in an intimate look at the things we say to the people we love when no one else is around. In a time when more and more of our communication is done through our phones and online, how much are we actually saying to each other?

From the very first date to the last goodbye, Heart & Lungs is for anyone who has loved and lost, and had enough hope to do it all over again.

The performance is being streamed via Youtube and is available NOW until the 31st August.  Run time: 30 minutes.

 To watch the performance, head to

9-5, 9-5, 9-5, 9-5, 9-5…

by Sam Parker, Alex Robins and Ryan Wilce

9-5, 9-5, 9-5, 9-5, 9-5…is a short monologue exploring the disruption COVID-19 has had on the working week, and the effect this has had on working-class families in Great Britain.

This piece will follow the impact recent events have had on one man; not only has his job dramatically altered but so has his only method of escapism…football.

He was one of the first sent back to work; with no games on a Saturday, where is his outlet?

With the restless energy lockdown has brought, how is this proud member of the barmy army letting off steam?

How is this affecting his way of life?

No football leaves him feeling he has no sense of belonging and is left pining for his community and a return to normality.

The performance is being streamed on Youtube as part of a pentuple-bill on Night Nine of Plymouth Fringe Online. Available at 7pm on the 31st August.

Running Time: 10 mins To watch the performance, head to