Metta Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Queen's Theatre Hornchurch and the Stephen Joseph Theatre present 


A university science lab. A kebab shop at 2am. An online gaming forum. Two strangers’ lives become unexpectedly intertwined in this intimate new musical film, starring Olivier award-winning national treasure Clive Rowe & rising star Lem Knights. 

Alan Bennett meets The Streets in this tender and uplifting new work, giving voice to the lives of two everyday blokes. Written, developed and recorded entirely during lockdown by the award-winning writer/director P Burton-Morgan and composer Ben Glasstone.

[contains mild swearing]

"a delightful watch with two well fleshed out characters played by two accomplished actors. I couldn't recommend it higher."
Beyond the Curtain

"the show strikes an appropriately hopeful tone in its key message that in a world where ‘stay safe’ has become a common phrase, there are some risks that are simply worth taking"

SJT Artistic Director Paul Robinson says, “Cells is an innovative and uplifting new musical that demonstrates the brilliant creativity of artists reacting to their circumstances - the SJT is delighted to be partnering with Metta Theatre, as well as Royal & Derngate in Northampton and the Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch to present it. Any money raised from the two episodes that we’re hosting will be equally split between our talented Associate Companies - Voxed, The Faction, Box of Tricks, and Arcade - so watch this space for more exciting work with them.”

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Clive Rowe 
Lem Knights 

Written & directed by P Burton-Morgan 
Music by Ben Glasstone 
Film-maker Philip Clyde-Smith 
Film editor Will Reynolds 
Mixing & Mastering Simon Small  
Musical Director Phil Cornwell
Keys and Double Bass Phil Cornwell
Guitar Curtis Volp 

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funded by
Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
Discover Yorkshire Coast