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Vernon God Little

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Adapted by Tanya Ronder from the novel by DBC Pierre.

Director - Gretchen Egolf
Designer - Dallas Wexler Fields
Associate Director - Laura Wohlwend
Dialect Coach - Mary Irwin Furey
Chief Electrician - Nick Moran
Costume Supervisor - Bex Kemp
BA (Hons) Acting CDT Course Leader - Catherine Alexander

Creative Team - BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Students
Associate Designer
- Kevin Huynh
Lighting Designer - Federica Spada
Sound Designer - Rose Farbrother

Production Team - BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Students
Production Manager - Andrew Wroe
Assistant Production Manager - Sebastian Taite-Ellis
Head of Stage - George Squires
Stage Manager - Evelin Thomas
Deputy Stage Manager - Amanda Blanco
Assistant Stage Managers - Grace Antoniou-Phillips & Ellie Hutchinson
Head of Scenic Art - Daisy-Emma Iverson
Scenic Artists - Phil Douglas & Felicity King
Assistant Costume Supervisor - Hannah Fekete
Dressers - Charlotte Pyne & Helen McFarlane
Head of Props - Dom Pickett
Prop Makers - Elisha Fern & Molly Richards
Workshop Manager - Ben Maudsley
Scenic Constructors - Will Sanders, Alan Smith & Todd Smith
Deputy Chief Electrician/Lighting Programmer - Dan Parrott
Deputy Chief Electrician - Bradley Colerio-Swain
Production Sound Engineer - Jordan Bryan

Performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT working alongside students from the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice

Other characters are played by members of the ensemble.

Thanks to Deborah Garvey, Men at Work Hire Company.

Download the Vernon God Little programme (pdf)


Texas teenager Vernon Little finds himself in an avalanche of absurdity and corruption as he is blamed by the media and his own small town community for a crime he didn’t commit.  As he scrambles to wriggle free of this injustice, his desperation leads him across the border to Mexico and finally into the ultimate battle for truth, with his life on the line.

By arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Director’s note: The events of this play begin in the aftermath of a school shooting but it’s important to note that we have set the majority of the action in 1999.  The play was published in 2007, based on a 2003 novel.  We fully acknowledge that in 2019 shootings in America have provoked a deeper, more urgent dialogue and we respect and honour the hundreds of thousands of victims of US gun violence in the past 20 years and before.

Approximate running time: 1 hour 45 minutes without an interval.


  • Wednesday 4 December, 7:30pm
  • Thursday 5 December, 7:30pm
  • Friday 6 December, 2:30pm & 7:30pm
  • Saturday 7 December, 2:30pm & 7:30pm


Webber Douglas Studio, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

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NB: Tickets are non-refundable. Please check in with the box office 15 minutes prior to the start of the show where you will receive an entrance token.

Proof of eligibility is required for all concessionary rate tickets.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is fully wheelchair accessible, please speak with our box office team on 02077228183 if you have any further enquiries.


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Tickets: £10/ £5 concessions. Complimentary tickets: industry and associated professionals

Event dates

4 Dec 2019 - 7:30pm to 7 Dec 2019 - 7:30pm

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