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’   

Booking now for : Autumn 2018, and Spring 2019

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.

Tour Dates Autumn 2018

Still adding dates –

Mon 15 Oct 

Gala Fundraising Premiere

Pennsylvania Castle, Portland, Dorset  

BO:  01305 835541 or email:

for info on venue:


Tues 16 Oct

Public Premiere

 Royal Manor Theatre

  138A Fortuneswell, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1LT 

BO: 03336 663366 or


Wed 17 Oct

Plough Arts Centre

 Torrington, Devon EX38 8HQ

BO:  01805 624624


Thurs 18 Oct

 Shelley Theatre

 Beechwood Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH5 1LX

BO: 01202 413 600


 Fri 19 Oct 

Crediton Arts Centre

East Street Crediton Devon EX17 3AX

BO: 01363 773260


Sat 20 & or Sun 21 October DTBC

Bloomsbury Festival

Bloomsbury  Theatre Studio

 15 Gordon Street, Lon. WC1H OAH DTBC


Weds 24 Oct

Forest Arts Centre,

Old Milton Road, New Milton, BH25 6DS

Box Office: 01425 619983


Thurs 25 Oct

Marine Theatre

Church Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3QB

TIC BO: 01297 442138


Touring Dates Spring 2019 

Still adding dates –

Wed 16 Jan 

The Corn Exchange Dorchester Arts

High East Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1HF

 BO: 01305 266926



                                           Thurs 31 Jan

                               Spring Arts & Heritage Ctr

56 East St., Havant, Hants. PO9 1BS

B O: 023 9247 2700


Sat 02 Feb 

The Athenaeum Centre

18 – 20 High Street, Warminster, BA12 9AE

BO: 01985 213891  or Ticket Source: 0333 666 3366


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 or


Frid 08 Feb 

Princess Theatre and Arts Centre

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

BO: 01278 784464


Sat 9 Feb

 Palace Theatre, Paignton

Palace Ave, Paignton, Devon TQ3 3HF

BO: 01803 665800 or 01803 522522


                                           Thurs 14 Feb

                                        Pavilion Theatre

Esplanade, Weymouth, DOR DT4 8ED

BO: 01305 783225


           Mon ? Feb DTBC 

                Tristan Bates, Actors Centre, Soho


see present productions for more information. 

Mid January  – April Spring 2019  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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