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by Lucy Bell


Score cascades through time to tell the story of Hannah and Kirsty, two childhood friends who’ve been through everything together; nativity plays, playground fights, teen pregnancy, rubbish boyfriends, heroin addiction, missing dogs, and motherhood. There’s been some shit, that’s for sure – but then there’s the singing. You harmonise best with someone you know, you know? No matter what they put you through.


Directed by Stephanie Kempson, with musical arrangements by Verity Standen, Score features a capella songs and is inspired by the frank and often funny accounts of parents in recovery at the Bournemouth Drug and Alcohol Team.


“Cunningly constructed and gloriously sung.” – Lyn Gardner, Guardian

“A powerful theatrical hit” – Female Arts



SCORE toured to A Nation’s Theatre Festival at Battersea Arts Centre, WHY? Festival at Southbank Centre, Camden People’s Theatre, Wardrobe Theatre, Arts University Bournemouth, Bournemouth University and Sheffield University social work faculties.