‘a real insight to the political thinking of millennials in today’s society [that] does justice to the young people who have contributed to its development ★★★★’

Theatre Weekly (2018)

Available to download for free now!

We’re really happy to announce that we’ve completely reworked our 2018 production Like Lions for 2020 as a one-episode audio drama podcast. Click on the buttons below to download on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. We recommend listening to the show using headphones.

Like Lions originally premiered onstage in London in 2018, developed from a series of workshops around the UK with 25-34-year-olds that gave participants the space to share their hopes, fears, and thoughts about the future of society.

Thanks to the amount of responses we received following our call-out during the spring 2020 lockdown for millennials to tell us how the coronavirus crisis had affected their future outlooks, we were able to develop this piece into a newly re-worked audio drama podcast.

We didn’t rush to bring out any content in the first lockdown, as we wanted to make sure that any socially-distanced format made sense for us as a company. We’ve always aimed to bring audiences an intimate storytelling experience and, although we miss live theatre, we feel that we’ve managed to keep the essence of this in this brand new (for us) format.

Like Lions was recorded at the height of lockdown over Zoom (complete with summer hayfever) and is ‘set to a dreamy soundtrack by The Dagen-Smiths’ (Theatre Weekly, 2018).

‘paves the way for a new kind of storytelling which will hopefully engage wider audiences in the future, particularly those who are not keen theatre-goers ★★★★’

The Spy In The Stalls (2018)

Like Lions is written & edited by Tom Drayton. Script editing by Leah Francis. Music by The Dagen Smiths. Starring Faye Brittain & Tom Drayton. Extra sound effects provided by Zapsplat and Freesounds.

Rather than charging for access to Like Lionswe would like listeners who can to consider donating to one of the brilliant charities below that are supporting people in need across the UK during the lockdown periods and beyond.* Thank you very much.

FareShare – Donate here
FareShare (Marcus Rashford is an ambassador) take good quality surplus food and redistribute it to almost 11,000 frontline charities and community groups across the UK. Every £1 donated helps them provide four meals for hungry children across the UK.

Action for ME – Donate here
Around 250,000 people across the UK have M.E. or chronic fatigue syndrome, a disease that is often overlooked by  government policy and medical research. These people can experience debilitating pain, fatigue and a range of other symptoms that lead to one in four being housebound or bedbound – with some being reliant on long term 24-hour care. Alongside increasing cases of ‘long covid’ across the country, Action for ME is dedicated to supporting adults, children, young people and families living with M.E. during this unprecedented time.

Gingerbread – Donate here
Gingerbread provide vital support, information and advice for single parent families across the UK. The impacts of COVID-19 make it even harder than usual for single parents, and donations help fund their vital single parent helpline, which has seen calls increase by 130% since the lockdown began.

Shelter – Donate here
Shelter help millions of people across the UK every year who are dealing with homelessness or bad housing situations. They are currently providing invaluable support for people whose living situation has been affected by COVID-19.

*These charities are not affiliated with Pregnant Fish Theatre, and our views are not necessarily representative of them. We just hope that funds, if available, can be put to good use during this time. Thank you for your understanding.