Project Description


‘A play that everyone needs to see, before it is too late’

Fourth wall

‘Tom Attenborough’s production has moments of intensity and wit’

The Times

‘Darkly comical dialogue…Blake Harrison is magnetic’

The Times

‘Rob Hayes’ script is witty, punchy and unpredictable’

The Stage

‘Hayes and Attenborough are both young talents to watch – as is Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison’

Time Out

Keith just wants to say he’s sorry. A lifetime of drug and alcohol abuse has given him a lot to apologise for – particularly to the two people who raised him from a child. But as the memories of violence, betrayal, lies and recriminations are raked to the surface, it becomes clear that past actions can have a shocking repercussions in the present.

Step 9 (of 12) examines society at its darkest times in this new and provocative piece of theatre.


Writer – Rob Hayes
Director – Tom Attenborough
Designer – Francesca Reidy
Lighting Designer – Neill Brinkworth
Sound Designer – Victoria Wilkinson –
Fight Director – Bret Yount
Casting Director – Vicki Thomson
Assistant Director – Alice Hamilton
Press & Publicity – Susie Safavi PR


Blake Harrison
Barry McCarthy
Wendy Nottingham
Ben Dilloway

Trafalgar Studios