Gamble

Picture of a woman
Show Information
Showing on:
Fri 22 Mar 2024
Duration:
1 hour 15 mins incl. interval, the 45min post show discussion
Price:
£12.00
(inc. £1.50 ticket levy)
Genre:
Plays
Venue:
Mercury Studio
Accessibility:
British Sign Language Interpretated Performance Icon
Age Guidance:
16+

Show Bio

Based on a true and personal story, inspired by accounts of industry experts, health professionals, people in recovery and their loved ones, Gamble is a glittering, glamorous peek into the spectacular world of online gambling. A bittersweet multimedia show about addiction and its effect on families, friends, and communities.

There’s a girl who used to think gambling was all about big wins at the village monthly bingo. A decade later, the gambling industry is all about online and is BIGGER than ever! Without realising it, it’s made its way into the girl’s home, her relationship, her joint account.

The UK gambling industry is worth £14.3 billion and an estimated 24 million people participate in online gambling in the UK. That’s 44% of the entire adult population.

Nothing will ever be any easier than opening your phone, logging in online, and starting to gamble, all within the comfort of your own home alongside those you love most.

Written and performed by Hannah Walker, Gamble is a spangling whirlwind of flashing lights and big wins.

Gambling is in the palm of your hand.
All day. All night.
Every second.
Right.
Now.

Video

Accessibility

The show is integrated BSL interpreted at all performances.

Additional Content

Learn more about the show from writer and performer Hannah Walker in The Guardian Interview.

Content to Consider

Gambling play, images and sounds. References to mental health conditions and suicide. This show focuses heavily on gambling and addiction. If you would like support on these matters, there is a list of helplines available.

Studio Event

Please note that this performance takes place in our smaller Studio Theatre. If it’s your first visit or you are unfamiliar with the Mercury building, you can find out more about our spaces here.

Cast

Co-creators Hannah Walker & Rosa Postlethwaite
Writer & Performer Hannah Walker
Integrated BSL Interpretor Faye Alvi
Creative Consultant and Initial Director Paula Penman
Lighting designer & Stage manager Craig Spence
Composer Jamie Cook
Deaf consultant EJ Raymond
Creative developer & Digital artist Paul Tricket
Mentor Amy Golding
Post-show discussions Dr Matt Gaskell
Producer Caroline Liversidge

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Date
Fri 22 March 2024
Time
8:00pm
Price
£12.00
Accessibility
British Sign Language Interpretated Performance Icon
Note: the show is Integrated BSL

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