One (more) Good Night!

Published: 9 February 2020
Reporter: David Upton

One Good Night
Sammy Winward
Misha Duncan-Barry
Oliver Devoti

One Good Night, at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre February 25–29, is back at the venue for its full-length première.

It’s a comic drama about the effects of female sexual assault and centres around the story of Amelia (Sammy Winward) who has been raped by her boyfriend Pete (Oliver Devoti)... or has she? Between her 'goody two shoes' friend May (Misha Duncan-Barry) and their nosy next-door neighbour Julie (Susan McArdle), Amelia is lost and confused with a blurred sense of reality. With friendship, laugher and belief, can they overcome and have just one good night?

Led by a female core creative team, it is designed to educate and enlighten about rape plus the effects of trauma on survivors' psyche and their relationships and to empower survivors of sexual assault. With rehearsals starting during Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week (February 3–9), it will run for five evenings.