“It seems wrong that she experienced something so huge without me. Like if your kids had sex before you did.”

Sam’s dead at fifteen. It’s a social media thing. Or is someone to blame?

Mother and chaplain Thea is battling the fallout from her daughter’s suicide. Sam misbehaved online, and Thea did something she will always regret. Blamed by herself and others, she embarks on a mission to comprehend what Sam went through and where, if anywhere, she is now. She's joined by offbeat teen twins Lenny and Billie, plus Gil — a lost soul whose life collides with theirs in a way that will change everything. The most dangerous step towards understanding Sam’s death is right around the corner, and Thea's awakening is not at all what she, or anyone, could imagine.

The Girl who Fell is a poignant and darkly funny play about loss, guilt and Snapchat from the “provocative and entertaining” Sarah Rutherford (Telegraph), former Writer in Residence at Park Theatre and writer of sell-out hit Adult Supervision.

‘Powerful. Piercing. Laugh-out-loud.’
- WhatsOnStage

‘A warm piece of theatre brimming over with emotional honesty’
- The Spy in the Stalls


Running time: 1 hr 40 min (no interval)

Good To Know

This production contains simulated drug use and needles. 

From Monday 7th October to Monday 21st October, the Extinction Rebellion have organised protests across London designed to cause major disruption to those who work, live or travel in to London during this period.

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Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges available after purchase

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Trafalgar Studios, London

14 Whitehall,London,SW1A 2DY


5.0(3 reviews)
  • Dude

    Nov 2, 2019

    A great story about love, life, and redemption - well told and well acted. The cozy Studio 2 is a great way to get close to the characters portrayed by the actors.

  • Laura rose

    Nov 1, 2019

    I thought this was a fantastic play. So insightful, clever, full of pathos but witty too. It did have particular resonance for me as I brought my 15 year old daughter. Acting great too.

  • Susan

    Oct 22, 2019

    Great cast and very thought provoking. The storyline was clever in its unfolding.

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