Lady Dealer

Written by Martha Watson Allpress
Grace Dickson Productions in association with Bush Theatre
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15 Jun

Direct from Edinburgh Fringe 2023, Alexa Davies reprises her starring role in Martha Watson Allpress’ ★★★★★ mile-a-minute hit.

For Charly, every day is the same: neck some coffee, answer the phone, sell some drugs. The flat she once shared with her ex, Clo, is now the base of her growing business. And she’s fine with that. She’s fine! Charly is fine.

But when a power cut hits her estate and the burner phone stops buzzing she is forced to question exactly how fine she is. Desperate to escape the swell of feeling bubbling beneath the surface, Charly charges head first into a world of knockoff Morrisseys, disapproving mothers, and the ghosts of girlfriends past.

Lady Dealer is the ‘pummelling, poetic and profound’ (The Stage) ★★★★★ play starring Alexa Davies (Dead Pixels, Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again), directed by Evening Standard Future Theatre Award winner Emily Aboud (SPLINTERED).

★★★★★ ‘Fast, frenetic and utterly charming’ The List
★★★★ ‘A searing and heartbreaking performance’ The Scotsman

Playbill: Pick Of The Fringe
SHORTLISTED BBC Writer’s Room Popcorn Award 2023
SHORTLISTED Holden Street Theatres’ Edinburgh Fringe Award 2023
SHORTLISTED Filipa Bragança Award 2023
SHORTLISTED Verity Bargate Award 2022

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Lady Dealer Self-Care Guide and Content Warnings

Times & Prices



15 June 3:00pm, 8:00pmFrom £20

  • Senior Citizen: From £17.50
  • Student / Under 30: From £17.50
  • Unemployed/Unwaged: From £15
  • Access: From £15
  • Standard: From £20
  • Personal Assistant (Access Companion): From £15

Saturday Matinees

15 JuneFrom £20

  • Senior Citizen: From £17.50
  • Student / Under 30: From £17.50
  • Unemployed/Unwaged: From £15
  • Access: From £15
  • Standard: From £20
  • Personal Assistant (Access Companion): From £15
Running time approx 1 hours 15 minutes

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Chilled performance

Saturday 25 May at 8pm

Captioned Performance

Wednesday 29 May at 8pm

Audio Described Performance

Thursday 6th June at 8pm

Touch Tour

Thursday 6th June at 7pm

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‘A pummelling, poetic and profound play’
The Stage
‘Fast, frenetic and utterly charming’
The List
‘A searing and heartbreaking performance’
The Scotsman
‘Delightfully playful… movingly poetic’
‘An energetic and captivating piece of theatre’
Broadway World
‘Raw, funny and undoubtedly human’
Theatre and Tonic
‘A magnetic tale of inner desolation’

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Alexa Davies
Alexa’s breakthrough role was in the 2012 British comedy film Vinyl, written and directed by Sara Sugarman. Alexa went on to play Aretha in 2 series of Channel 4’s Raised by Wolves and joined the cast of the BAFTA-winning comedy The Detectorists, written, directed by, and starring Mackenzie Crook. She could also be seen as Betsey Fletcher in Hulu’s Harlots and in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again as Young Rosie. Alexa has played a leading role in two series of Dead Pixels for E4, and also starred in Misbehaviour, a British comedy-drama film directed by Philippa Lowthorpe. She could also be seen in White House Farm for ITV and The Long Shadow for Vera Pictures. She was recently seen as series regular Audrey in the third series of COBRA for Sky and has just reprised her role as Marjorie in the second series of comedy drama Funny Woman, based on the novel Funny Girl by Nick Hornby, also for Sky. Stage work includes Lady Dealer at Roundabout (Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe) and No Quarter at The Royal Court Theatre.


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