11 Jun

Written by Riley Elton McCarthy | Directed by Elliot Aitken


11 Jun

Writer Riley Elton McCarthy
Director Elliot Aitken

Back ‘home’ to help his sick grandmother, Sloane sinks into the play they’re desperate to finish. His husband and best friend are desperate to help, but as tension bleeds into the walls, the Neighbour watches and waits. A basement holds more than just memories… This production of Ivories makes the haunted house a site of visceral trans horror. 

Elliot Aitken (he/him) is a theatre director whose work combines transness, horror, and homoeroticism, with accessible practice. Directing credits: Company (ADC Theatre), E.M Forster’s Maurice (Corpus Playroom), COW (King’s Head Theatre), The Tempest (Howard Theatre), Face to the Wall (Mountview) and CUADC/Footlights Pantomime: Rapunzel (ADC Theatre). Assisting/Associate credits: Oklahoma! (Mountview), The Merry Wives of Windsor (The Mack), Little Shop of Horrors (ADC Theatre). He is a recipient of The Leverhulme Scholarship.

This play features scenes of gore (including blood), body horror and possession, panic attacks, trauma, verbal and emotional abuse, grief and relationship breakdown, brief moment of assault, major references to child death, mouth trauma, gender dysphoria (in an abstracted, supernatural sense – no literal misgendering), animal death, stalking, mentions of end of life care, religion, childhood trauma, loud sudden sounds, low lighting design that may cause eye strain for those with eye sensitivity, brief flickering lights (no strobes).

More detailed content warnings and a Sonic Story will be available closer to the performance.

Duration: 70 minutes

Booking Info


Tuesday 11 June, 2pm and 7pm

Standard £9
Concessions (Mountview alumni/access/under 18/student/unemployed) £7.50
Southwark Presents Cardholder £6

Backstage Theatre, Mountview, 120 Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JT

To Book

020 8881 2201
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