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When The Time Comes

22 Feb 2024



Union Theatre

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When The Time Comes

2 women, each facing the death of a parent, discover a secret that binds them together. This is a story of their journey to find out who their parents really were and the forbidden love they never forgot. How does this change who they are today?
As they search, they see their parent’s pain in their own lives – past & present, how history has repeated without them knowing why. And the hopes their parents had for them and for the grandchildren, are very much alive.
This is a script-in-hand devised performance created and performed by the creative team.

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Thursday, 22 February 2024

Union Theatre

Union Theatre

Union Theatre


Access features:

Step-free Access

Age guidance:


Running time:

40 minutes

Festival strand:

Theatre & Performance

Gripping, Thought Provoking, Poignant


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Know Wonder

Simone Watson-Brown (she/her) is a mid-career Black female Theatre Director.
She trained at The BRIT School before obtaining a 1st Class BA Hons in Performing Arts from Winchester University. Simone then became co-creative director of The Galloping Cuckoos, a site-specific theatre company that used song, theatre and clowning to explore authentic human connection with their audiences. The Galloping Cuckoo's toured for several years before taking on work as individual artists, but continue to collaborate.

Bushra Baig (she/her) is a South Asian London based Female Actress who has recently graduated from a Drama degree at South Bank university. Bushra is at the early stage of her career and has recently been nominated for an off west-end theatre award.

Helen Stanley (she /her) is a White working class Actor, Writer and Theatre Director, trained at Kent University. She worked in regional theatre before becoming a Director. As Artistic Director for Lewisham Youth Theatre she has worked with young and emerging artists (aged 18 to 25) directing & devising & delivering actor training at Brits School & All in Actors. Forum Theatre pieces include : ‘Live it Down’ as Writer & Director & Director on “Follow The Leader” by Sophie Ellerby.

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Simone Watson-Brown recent work includes: The Wedding Speech (London Tour: Soho Theatre, Vault festival, Hope Theatre, Poplar Union, The Space, Camden People’s Theatre 2022-2023) ‘For The Love OF A Primary Care Giver’ by Cheryl Ndione (Brixton House 2022). ‘Work That Pussy’ by Juliana Ayeni-Stevens, (Talawa Theatre) First Bites, 2021. 'British History Retold', (Hope Mill Theatre) R&D, 2021. ‘Apple’ (Pleasance Theatre, Future Fringe Festival 2021, and Vault Festival) 2020. HUGeNest, Driftwood, The Galloping Cuckoos ‘It Came Out of The Blue’ (Roundhouse London & Vault Festival). ‘The Wrong Side of Right’ (Etcetera Theatre and Camden Fringe Festival) 2012.

Bushra Baig’s recent work includes: Performing in Patrice Naiambana’s ‘Decolonising Salon’. A lab space ​​where Citizens and Artists gather to commune, share and explore Diaspora Stories and Heritage. Experienced Artists reveal insights into Southern Narratives and Craft. ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’ and Theatro Technis (August 2023). And: ‘Confession Challenge at Fuse Festival (2023)

Helen Stanley recent work: ‘Confession Challenge’ for FUSE Festival KIngston Published plays ‘Space Girl’ with Nick Hern Books, “ The Parched Lands’ for Lewisham Council Climate Team. Storytelling includes: ‘The Boy in the Trees’ & ‘The Firebird’ for Lewisham Schools ( years 3 to 6).

A Pinch of VAULT is a festival of brand new and work-in-progress performance. Shows will be at varying stages of development, including rehearsed readings with script in hand, first time on its feet or semi-staged.


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