I Wish I Was Lonely

Hannah Jane Walker and Chris Thorpe

I Wish I Was Lonely is an interactive show about contactability.

A show in which the audience commit to leaving their phones on.

A show investigating what it means to participate in communication – or not.

There will be poems, there will be stories and there will be conversation.

Read a text interview with Chris and Hannah HERE.

I Wish I Was Lonely is the new show from Fringe-First winners Hannah Jane Walker and Chris Thorpe (following 2013’s The Oh F*ck Moment) that asks how much of ourselves we’ve given up to the new Gods in our pockets.

“An excellently crafted piece, both thoughtful and relevant, which challenges us to take a step back from our technology-obsessed lives” **** (Time Out)

“A show full of cleverly-orchestrated audience participation” **** (The Scotsman)


Limited capacity. Advanced booking advised. Door sales cash only.

There will be a BSL interpreted performance of I Wish I Was Lonely on Sun 25th May at 3pm.

*I Wish I Was Lonely takes place in a venue that is accessible by a staircase only.  We worked really hard to find a location for the show which was accessible for everyone, but regrettably we were unable to find one.


Hannah is a poet from Cambridge & Essex. She is passionate about engaging people with poetry and using poetry to have conversations. Chris is a theatre-maker, founder member of Unlimited Theatre, and an artistic associate of Third Angel a live art/theatre company. Together they make award-winning work that is part performance, part poetry gig and part interactive experience.

The Island
Start Date
May 24, 2014
End Date
May 25, 2014
3pm and 6pm
Running Time
75 mins
Box Office Number
0117 987 7877
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