Hot young New York playwright Bekah Brunstetter (winner of the 33rd Samuel French New York Short Play Festival, plays include ‘Oohrah!’ – Finborough Old Vic/New Voices and Lily Bevan (co-creator of highly popular Christmas farce ‘Stephen and the Sexy Partridge’ – Trafalgar Studios) have co-written this eclectic evening of colourful character monologues set either side of the pond.

A New York / London fusion, come and meet a series of characters who may win your heart, freak you out, challenge your preconceptions…

The Press on Avocado

‘Really enjoyable. Great writing, great acting. Fantastic.’

BBC Radio 4

‘Raucous cheers and appreciative whistling – Avocado is a fun show. What you want from an evening out – entertainment, pleasure, and a lot of laughter. Acting, direction, script and technique merge together beautifully culminating in a finished product of the highest quality.

Cleverly dark humour: despite the monologues being written by two different writers from different sides of the pond, they share the same themes – loneliness, isolation, allusions to death and suicide, themes explored to great effect.

The actors were fantastic – drawing humour, sympathy and pity all at the same time.

This is, simply, a great show that needs to be watched.’

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by Lily Bevan & Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Lily Bevan
Stage Managers Sarah Tryfan/Jude Cound
Sound Alex Caplen
Designer Charlotte Mann


Jaimi Barbakoff, Lorna Beckett, Oliver Bennett,
Lily Bevan, Kelly Burke, Pandora Colin, Hedydd Dylan, Freddie Machin, Joe May

Booking Details

King’s Head Theatre
115 Upper Street, Islington, London N11QN
Box office 0844 209 0326


Monday 5th & Monday 12th October