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A Girl In School Uniform (Walks Into A Bar) - New Diorama Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

DYSTOPIAN thriller A Girl In School Uniform (Walks Into A Bar) will receive its London premiere at New Diorama Theatre, where it runs from February 2 (previews from January 30) to February 17, 2018.

It’s the future. But only slightly. There are blackouts. No one knows what’s causing them, but that doesn’t stop people going missing in them.

Set in an unsettling and elusively dystopian near future, Steph and Bell live in a time where uncertainty is everywhere, and violence against women is rife; as are murders and disappearances.

So, when their friend goes missing, they must do all they can to get her back before it’s too late.

A Girl In School Uniform (Walks Into A Bar) is written and directed by Lulu Raczka and Ali Pidsley (NOTHING, Some People Talk About Violence), a highly rated duo with a Sunday Times Playwrighting Award and Buzz Goodbody Award for Directing to their name.

Lulu Raczka’s dark, compelling tale deals with relationships between women and systematic abuses of gender power to create a surreal yet highly recognisable story about crisis, friendship and hope, while director Ali Pidsley’s highly stylised dystopia pastiche plunges audiences into darkness both figuratively and literally.

A Girl In School Uniform (Walks Into A Bar) has been developed at the West Yorkshire Playhouse where it premiered in Spring 2017.

NB: Large parts of the show take place in total darkness.

For the best tickets, book online at or by calling 020 7338 9034.

Also at New Diorama Theatre: Kandinsky’s neurology drama Still Ill (January 16 to January 27, 2018).