AsOne Theatre Company Ltd – Reg No: 10769650

AsOne Theatre brings quality, engaging, contemporary theatre performance with new writing, music, and projected image to venues throughout the SW & beyond nationally. 

‘Escaping the Storm’   

Tour for 2018- 2019 is now completed 

Theatres, Arts Centres, Festivals, & Secondary Schools 
Tel: 01305 835541

The isolated communities of the Isle of Portland on the Dorset coast are shocked to discover the notorious sex campaigner Marie Stopes has bought the Higher Lighthouse.  She hopes it will be her refuge from the storms battering her on the mainland. A collision of cultures is inevitable. How will she change the Islanders’ ways of thinking and how will she be changed by Portland?

Dr Marie Stopes transformed how we think about sex. One of the 20th Century’s most controversial women, her strong views provided graphic understanding of pleasure and consequence of sex. Vilified then by the Catholic Church, Marie Stopes still provokes today. But apart from her work, who was the real Marie Stopes?

Escaping the Storm finds Stopes on Portland; writing, exploring fossil forests, skinny-dipping, and interacting with the locals. Fascinating and formidable – Marie Stopes’ complex private world as controversial as her public one.

 This first play about Marie Stopes marks 100 years from the publication of Married Love, selected by Melvyn Bragg as one of “12 Books that Changed the World”.

An ensemble of four performers give life to this thought-provoking piece of storytelling by playwright/director Peter John Cooper.

 For those who wish to stay there is an optional post-performance Q & A with the AsOne ensemble.

*Our 2018’19 tour is now concluded*

Including eight Weymouth & Portland; WDDC Secondary School TIE student only performances 


Wed 16 Jan

The Corn Exchange Dorchester Arts

High East Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1HF

 BO: 01305 266926



Mon 21 Jan

Tristan Bates Studio Theatre

 The Actors Centre, 1A Tower St, WC2H 9NP

Box Office: 020 3841 6611


 Thurs 31 Jan

 Spring Arts & Heritage Centre

 56 East St., Havant, Hants. PO9 1BS

    Box Office: 023 9247 2700


Fri 1 Feb

The Winchester Discovery Centre,

Jewry Street, Winchester Hants, SO23 8SB

Box Office: 01962 873603


Sat 02 Feb 

The Athenaeum Centre

18 – 20 High Street, Warminster, BA12 9AE

BO: 01985 213891  or Ticket Source: 0333 666 3366


Tues 5 Feb

Tacchi Morris Arts Centre,

School Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8PD

Box Office 01823414141


Wed 06 Feb 

Regal Theatre

10-16 The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5AY

BO: 01643 706430


Thurs 07 Feb 

Everyman Theatre, Studio

Regent Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1HQ

BO:  01242 572573


Frid 08 Feb 

Princess Theatre and Arts Centre

     Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. TA8 1EH

BO: 01278 78446


Sat 9 Feb

 Palace Theatre, Paignton

Palace Ave, Paignton, Devon TQ3 3HF

BO: 01803 665800 or 01803 52252


Thurs 14 Feb

Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth

Esplanade, Weymouth, DOR DT4 8ED

 BO: 01305 783225


Valetta, Malta (Europe’s City of Culture 2018)

– announcement to be made very soon!


see present productions for more information. 

Mid January  – April Spring 2019 (Inter) National Tour already booking fast.

So get in touch!

01305 835541/


Mary Anning's Fossil Depot

We are touring Again from April 2019  (future bookings considered for an extended tour in libraries, and schools

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