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Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night was originally commissioned in 2016 by Birmingham Repertory Theatre and was produced by Pippa Frith.


It previewed nationally at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Oxford Playhouse Burton Taylor Studio as part of Offbeat Festival, The Old Red Lion Theatre, London and Holbeck Underground Ballroom, Leeds. It went onto a 2 week run at Summerhall in August 2016 as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, before touring nationally throughout the rest of 2016 and 2017, including the Sir Barry Jackson Trust tour in partnership with Birmingham Repertory Theatre to a range of community venues in the midlands region.


* * * *  ‘Quirky and melancholy in equal measure, they capture humanity at its most vulnerable.’

The Scotsman

* * * *  ‘It’s a smoke-ring sort of a voice that she puts to superb use in Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night.’

The Stage 

‘A beautiful hour of weird and wonderful storytelling'

Arts Award Voice

From the showcase nature of Edinburgh Festival to community centres, heckles and walkouts... Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night changed and developed as a performance. Its life as a touring show has ended for now, but the the idea of Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night has evolved with more stories finding new homes and new audiences in the podcast and BSL videos. 

A full copy of the theatre text which includes original notes and writing about the researching and making the show is available. Visit The Book Page.


Production Credits

Francesca Millican-Slater // Writer and Performer

Pippa Frith // Producer

Iain Armstrong // Sound Design

Claire Browne // Stage Design

Lekan Lawal // Director of Original Production 

Ben Pacey // Lighting Consultant

Tessa Walker // Dramaturg

Graeme Braidwood // Production Photography

Francesca Millican-Slater performs Storie to Tell in the Middle of the Night

Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night completed a successful run at Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival 2016. 

Getting to Edinburgh could not have been possible without the support of our crowd funders so a huge THANK YOU to: 


Tony Appleby, Graham Boxer, Allison Bradley, Paul Burns, Red Carpeted (Jane), Chris, Jemma Churchill, Josie Davis, Katie Day, Carl Eastman, Gemma Fairlie, Chris Frith, Hannah Graham, Chris Hall, Dot & Andy Hall, Shane Holley, Gemma Hughes, Abi Mansfield, Janet Miles, Sue Millican, Adam Millican-Slater, Chris Morgan, Ashley O’Hara, Nick & Ali Pearson, Jenny Smith, Katheryn Timothy, Phill Ward, Jess Williams, Thomas Wildish, Olivia Winteringham.


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