Louisa Lytton to star in A BROKEN ROSE at the Cockpit Theatre in September

EastEnders actress & Strictly Come Dancing's youngest ever contestant
Louisa Lytton stars in
A Broken Rose

Following the tragic tale of a young girl in search of adventure and truth, Five One Productions presents A Broken Rose, a powerful and harrowing new play from the pen of Sarah Goddard (Off West End Offie Award-nominated Most Promising New Playwright). 

Surrounded by the harsh confines of her reality, Maria (played by former EastEnders actress Louisa Lytton) invents her own world to live in: a world of magic and beauty, that is far preferable to her own. As the two worlds begin to blur together Maria is left struggling in the wake, unable to grasp hold of either. This beautifully unique play is brought to life by award-winning director Phil Willmott in a production that is sure to both shock and provoke. 

A Broken Rose, will play a three-week season at the Cockpit Theatre from Tuesday 11th September - Sunday 30th September. 

Press night is Thursday 13th September at 7.30pm

Louisa Lytton (Maria) played series regular Ruby Allen in EastEnders,  winning Sexiest Female Award at the Brirtish Soap Awards, then two years as PC Beth Green in The Bill. She competed on Strictly Come Dancing,  partnered by Vincent Simone, and at just 17 she remains the youngest contestant ever to have appeared on the show to date. She was also in the films Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Ali G in Da House. 

Nicholas Boulton (Dr Cole) recently played Elyot in Private Lives at Salisbury Playhouse. He has had major roles at the Almeida and with the RSC and he was series regular Sean Richmond on BBC1’s Doctors. 

The rest of the cast are Nicola Wright (Jess), John Last (Johnny), Amy Barnes (Sun), Chris Barley (Moon).

Sarah Goddard (author) set up Five One Productions after graduating from the University of York in 2009. After two successful years at the Edinburgh Fringe, Five One debuted in London, collecting five Off West End Offie Award nominations for Three of Hearts at the Etcetera in Camden, including Best New Play and Most Promising New Playwright. A Broken Rose is her 12th play.

Director Phil Willmott has directed over 50 productions around the UK from Shakespeare and musicals to cutting edge new drama. He is Artistic Director of his own multi award-winning company The Steam Industry (incorporating the Finborough Theatre and the annual free open-air season at The Scoop at More London). 

by Sarah Goddard

Director Phil Willmott
Set/Costume Designer Emma Tompkins
Lighting Designer Becca Sharpe
Original Music Composed by John-Paul Bowman
Casting Director Danielle Tarento
Produced by Five One Productions


A Broken Rose

Cockpit Theatre
Gateforth Street, 

Tuesday 11th September - 
Sunday 30th September

Tuesday - Sunday at 7.30pm 

Tickets: £15.00 (£13.00 concs)
inclusive of all booking fees

Box office: 0207 258 2925
or online at

Press Night: Thursday 13th September at 7.30pm

How to Get There

Nearest stations:

Edgware Road:
Hammersmith & City, District, Circle, Bakerloo 

Marylebone: Bakerloo and main line

Buses stopping nearby are:
6, 16, 18, 98, 139, 189, 332, 414