Created by Theatre with Legs

In association with Etch

Litmus Fest Pleasance London
27 & 28 Sept

Lucy Bairstow

Jessica Murrain

Associate Producers

Movement Direction
Alexandra Green

Stage Manager
Libbie Khabaza

Sound Design
Dominic Brennan

Visual Design
Amy Bairstow







"Two hilarious and original women" 
Annabel Arden, Complicité

As part of LITMUS FEST at Pleasance London, this explosive devised show asks the question: 'what is HOME?' DIGS is a piece that explores the nature of shared living, posing provocations on the housing crisis, love and loss. It playfully observes the rituals, the patterns and the codes of behavior that we adopt when sharing and negotiating our space. Combining verbatim text, dynamic movement and a live music score, this piece takes the audience on a darkly comic and poetic journey. With personal stories at the helm, from the bizarre to the profound, DIGS looks at how human behavior plays out in both public and private space.

Digs is a work in progress. 

Theatre with Legs
Theatre with Legs are an emerging company whose experimental work is solely devised/written collaboratively.  The company was co-founded when Lucy Bairstow and Jess Murrain met training as actors at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

They have since gone on to devise various works for multiple venues and festivals. Their last piece Maybe I Should freeze my Eggs was a huge success and sold out at the Camden Fringe Festival and Illuminate Festival respectively.

Theatre with Legs first developed Digs at A Festival of New Writing presented by Etch. 

Praise for Theatre with Legs

"Theatre with legs are producing the most exciting new theatre work that I have seen in several years...exactly what the British (and international) arts scene need." 
Catherine Alexander, Associate Director Complicite.

"Vivid scenes that gave a physical voice to the inner workings of these women, resulting in a vast spectrum of emotion that seemed to turn as quickly as the mind can."
A Younger Theatre

"Two hilarious and original women"
Annabel Arden, Complicité

"A show that was both a collective experience and a personal journey...the duo’s hysterical and utterly honest caricatures"  Remote Goat


Theatre with Legs and Etch would like to thank the following individuals and companies for their support on DIGS:

The Really Useful Group, Platform Southwark, Central School of Speech and Drama, Pleasance London, Catherine Alexander, Ben Chapman, Claudia Marinaro, Ellen Turnill, Sean Rohr, The New Hanbury Project, Amy Bairstow, Linda Bairstow, Alexandra Green,Tashy Maffioletti.