By Stuart Slade

A Kuleshov production in association with Etch

November 2014
Theatre503, Battersea

Dan Pick

Georgia de Grey

Lighting Designer
Christopher Nairne

Sound Designer
Kieran Lucas

Ned Roberts

Jennifer Clement
Graham O'Mara

Off West End Award Nominations:
Best New Play
Most Promising New Playwright 

"Powerful… Stuart Slade’s debut play is a reminder of how crucial this unfunded Battersea theatre is"
The Guardian

"Raw, passionate and dynamic…
a revelation"
Extra Extra

"This is contemporary theatre addressing contemporary issues through intelligent drama"
Broadway World

"Beautifully complex performances…
This is a confident, intelligent and well executed piece of drama that deserves an audience. Go check it out!"

London City Nights

‘Cans holds a mirror up to our modern times’
Time Out

‘Intelligent, funny and humane… a very impressive debut’
The Stage

'Graham O’Mara and Jennifer Clement are excellent’
The Public Reviews

'Timely… Intimate… Wickedly funny yet very thought provoking'
The Upcoming

★★★★                                                         "Outstanding"
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Kuleshov Theatre and Theatre503 present the world premiere of CANS by Stuart Slade in association with Etch.

"The last year of Dad’s life was a fucking nightmare. But you know what? That was one year in fifty. Rest of his life was pretty much awesome for him, you know? And I keep saying to myself - one year in fifty - that still makes his life, like, 98 percent happy, right? That’s pretty good statistics, right?"

Jen’s Dad was a chat show host, a national treasure. But now he’s dead and Jen’s getting spat at in supermarkets. To make matters worse, Uncle Len has made it his mission to help her get over it. Hiding from a very hostile world in a very shitty garage, Len and Jen down cider, drown mice, talk crap, mend cats, share painful secrets, tell appalling jokes and try to work out whether either of them has any kind of future whatsoever.