Stephen and the Sexy Partridge is written by Lily Bevan and Finnian O’Neill, directed by Cal McCrystal, presented by Osip Theatre. Following a sold out run at The Old Red Lion, Stephen and the Sexy Partridge returns to London in a new production by the award-winning director of The Mighty Boosh, Cal McCrystal.

Join Stephen on a Christmas shopping spree… Two Turtle Doves, Three French Hens, Four Calling Birds later… he ends up with more than he bargained for. What does it take to wake someone up to the true spirit of Christmas? A surreal tale of love between one man and his bird, this is a Christmas comedy cracker.

At Trafalgar Studios 2, West End, 25th Nov 2009 – 5th Jan 2010

The Press on Stephen and the Sexy Partridge

‘A classy, technically likable exercise in polished surrealism’

Time Out Critic’s Choice ****

‘Packed with ingenious parodies, ludicrous impersonations and sex’

The Times

‘One of the funniest offerings in the West End this season… Tickets to this short, sweet, Christmas show should be a must on everybody’s Christmas shopping list this year.’

The Stage ****

‘A grown up Panto for the very young at heart… festive, side-splittingly funny and wonderfully uplifting – truly in the spirit of the season.’ ****

Lily Bevan
, co-writer of Stephen and the Sexy Partridge, plays The Partridge. Her acting credits include A Voyage Round My Father (Donmar/West End) and Kindertransport (Shared Experience). Writing credits include Avocado, recently performed at King’s Head Theatre.
Finnian O’Neill is co-writer with Bevan, and plays Stephen. As an actor, his credits include The Trial (National Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Swan Theatre, High Wycombe) and Ben Hur (BAC). O’Neill also co-wrote Shades of the Prisonhouse for the Newpoint Players.
Award-winning theatre and television director Cal McCrystal is best known for his work with The Mighty Boosh, Sacha Baron Cohen, Peepolykus, Spymonkey and Cirque de Soleil.


by Lily Bevan and Finnian O’Neill
Directed by Cal McCrystal
Designed by Emma and Giuseppe Belli
Sound by Alex Caplen
Stage Manager Sarah Tryfan
Composer Peter Salem


Lorna Beckett, Lily Bevan, Pandora Colin,
Lucia McAnespie, Finnian O’Neill,
Maggie Service, Gemma Whelan, Lizzie Winkler

Booking Details

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2)
14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
Box Office 0844 871 7632


Wednesday 25th November –
Saturday 5th December 2009
Wednesday 9th December –
Saturday 2nd January 2010

stephen poster