The Man I Live With

A Co-Production with Oxford Playhouse and Deer Hunters Collective

Adapted and directed by Clare Baybutt – read an interview with Clare here

Like when you’re drunk? No, like when you’re dead.

Intimate, darkly humorous, and often downright absurd, The Man I Live With (formerly named I Stop to Understand) introduces us to seven couples connected by friendship, love, and conflict.

Marines and their partners try to talk about war and ask how they’ll ever replace the combat buzz, when they can’t even begin to explain why they felt it. Don’t miss this “excellent piece of performance” (Broadway Baby)

Previously seen at Brighton Fringe, this unique and insightful verbatim play is at Reading Rep for 2 days only.

“A riveting and insightful piece of theatre, bringing a rare sense of integrity and immediacy to its telling of these highly personal tales.” Fringe Guru

Friday 22nd – Saturday 23rd September


All tickets £10

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Celeste Harper-Davis

Celeste is an actress and writer, trained at Ecole Jaques Lecoq in Paris. Her previous credits include; I Stop To Understand, Burton Taylor Studios; Paved With Gold, Oval House; Six O’Clock News, Pegasus Theatre and The Rover, Hampton Court Palace.

Read an interview with Celeste








Guy Faith

Guy is a London based actor training at the prestigious Oxford School of Drama. His previous credits include Julius Caesar (Brutus) at The North Wall, Ratchet (Charles) at The Soho Theatre
and Circa (Drunken Encounter) at The Old Red Lion.

Read an interview with Guy







Joseph Kane

Starting in 2015, Joseph, is an emerging British actor predominately working in the independent film circuit. Learnt his craft attending the London Actors Workshop (LAW) and included in the RADA showcase. Notable films include (Matty) ISPOLIN, Giant Pictures Ltd, Finbarr Pine, (Pavel) KHRUSTALEV, Ruben Esson-Parkes

Read an interview with Joseph

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