Full-Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  3f, 2m

Rearedis a dark comedy about
overcoming family history and fighting for a seat at the table.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 2m
  • Duration
    90 minutes
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
Licence details
  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.



Eileen has a full time job, a fifteen-year-old daughter with a lot of secrets, a mother in-law who’s showing signs of dementia, a baby on the way, and a husband who doesn’t want to deal with any of it. As she tries to clear the way for the new baby, the family push each other’s buttons in the way only families know how. There isn’t enough room for everybody but no one is leaving without a struggle.


Reared premiered at London’s famous new writing venue Theatre 503 in April 2018. Sammy was nominated for an Offie Award in Best Design.

Cast Attributes
  • Role(s) for Asian Actor(s)
  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
  • Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)
  • Ensemble cast
  • Roles for Teens
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Parts for Senior Actors
Performing Groups
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Tours
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting

    Kitchen of a family home.

  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Additional Features No intermission
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes
    • Smoking


“Fitzpatrick is a master at narrative surprise” - The Guardian

“A deliciously poignant comedy” - Fringe Review

“This is the kind of impactful production that has the potential to stay with you for days after you leave – a hard-hitting triumph. “ - West End Wilma

“Sammy Dowson’s design is excellent”  - Time Out

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****     London Theatre 1
****     Theatre Bubble
****     West End Wilma




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John Fitzpatrick

John Fitzpatrick is a graduate of the BA Acting at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and the writers’ programme at the Royal Court.

He was nominated for a BAFTA and a BIFA for co-writing the short film Wren Boys. The film screened in competition at LFF, Sundance, SXSW ...

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