We're Few And Far Between

We're Few And Far Between

Is an abused narrator necessarily an unreliable one?

In a story of obsession and manipulated narratives, who gains our sympathy?

Learn the rules of the game: imitation, control, sarcasm. By whatever means available, Tobias will solve the puzzle of the fabricated world that Penelope lives in.

Following their relationship as they dissect a fabricated childhood in foster care, We’re Few and Far Between unravels the mystery of a crime by challenging the audience to justify abuse, manipulation, and violence.


Shortlisted for Hope Mill Theatre’s national playwriting competition, We’re Few and Far Between is a new play by Claudia Vyvyan. It marks Alexzandra Sarmiento's (Hamilton, Victoria Palace; Jekyll and Hyde, The Old Vic; Living Newspaper, Royal Court) solo directing debut and features Luke Cinque-White (Billy Elliot, UK Tour; Up Next, National Theatre; The Crown, Netflix) and Georgia Vyvyan (Scholar’s Creek, White Bear Theatre; Othello, Cambridge Arts Theatre; Mary Stuart, Cambridge Arts Theatre).

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

CW//: abusive relationships, violence, murder, coercion, mental illness, childhood trauma, sexual assault, hateful language, explicit language 

Theatre Company Reviews:

"OG West End Hamilton cast member Alexzandra Sarmiento makes her solo directorial debut with a highly creative take on this puzzler of a new play by Claudia Vyvyan... the promise of something exciting is heavy in the air." - There Ought To Be Clowns

"a masterful blend of memory, storytelling, and imagination" - Hope Mill Theatre Feedback

" ...a thrilling stage presence full of uneasy edge and tipping on the brink of mania" - There Ought To Be Clowns

"...sings with intense theatricality" - There Ought To Be Clowns


Previous reviews for Claudia Vyvyan’s Permanent Marker which ran at the Drayton Arms, July 2022: 

★★★★★ - Time & Leisure: “Permanent Marker is a truly spectacular little play about trauma, coping and creativity...the writing is sublime.”

★★★★ - The Reviews Hub: “deeply affecting, beautifully written and exquisitely performed.” 

Production Details

Run Time:

  • One Act: 60 mins

Age Restrictions:

  • 15



  • Tue 22nd Nov 2022 - 7:30 pm

  • Wed 23rd Nov 2022 - 7:30 pm

  • Thu 24th Nov 2022 - 7:30 pm

  • Fri 25th Nov 2022 - 7:30 pm

  • Sat 26th Nov 2022 - 7:30 pm

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