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About the Show Less...

Lidless is an award-winning play by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig presented by HighTide. Read More >

Lidless, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s devastating first play, won the Yale Drama Series Award for Playwriting in 2009 and the 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe First Award.

Lidless centres on Alice, who, 15 years ago, took pills to forget what she did as part of her job as an interrogator at Guantanamo Bay. Now married with a child, her past comes back to haunt her when a former detainee pays her a visit.

Lidless marries the implacable logic of a Greek tragedy with an all-too-modern setting.

After a sell-out run at both the HighTide Festival 2010 and the Edinburgh Festival, Lidless comes to London and reconfigures Trafalgar Studios for the first time into an in-the-round auditorium, placing the audience within the world of the play.
Lidless contains adult themes and some strong language.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 10/03/2011

Opening Night: 15/03/2011

Closing Night: 02/04/2011

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Cast & Creative


Producer - HighTide

Author - Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig

ABOUT Trafalgar Studios 2

14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY