Award-winning Thief is the hard-hitting play from Liam Rudden – director of Killers (★★★★★ Brighton Argus), writer of Silence In Court (★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News) & director of the award-winning Cock And Bull Story).
Sailor thrives in the bars, dives and doss-houses of the most squalid ports. Look and you will see him.
Sailor lives for robbery, imprisonment and expulsion. Be his victim.
Sailor’s virtues are simple: rent, theft and betrayal. Join him.
Inspired by the life and works of vagabond poet Jean Genet, Thief is a dark and disturbing piece of theatre.
Not for the easily offended. Contains nudity
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“This is the real deal. A no holds barred piece of theatre – not for the faint of heart.”
★★★★★ “Believe the hype! Great drama has the power to inform, to move people and make shifts in consciousness… this play has all this in bucket loads.”
– Sarah Agnew, Brighton Argus
“Robertson’s anti-hero coaxes us into his debauched world with a rich, layered tale of poverty, criminality and vice that will resonate long after the final curtain falls. Don’t miss it.”
– Gary Flockhart, Edinburgh Evening News
★★★★★ “Thief is something else, dark, disturbing and sometimes hard to watch. A real tour-de-force by Matt Robertson. See!”
– Glenn Chandler, creator of Taggart
“Sensational… Ferocious… Acted with great intensity. A memorable hour of theatre.”
– Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
OUTSTANDING “In a first class production such as this, where the audience is hanging on every word, the ideas and issues spring naturally out of the action, nothing feels forced.”
“Tantalisingly layered, cloaked in the dreamy mingling of pain, sex, beauty and desire.”
– Broadway Baby
★★★★★ “Well written, beautifully performed, and with enough nudity to cheer up the darkest wet stormy night.”
– Kinny Gardner, Principal Guest Artist of the Lindsay Kemp Company
“Matt Robertson is absolutely commanding as Sailor; he projects a manic energy merely through a dangerous glint in his eye… no one coughed; at times I’m not sure they even dared breathe.”
“Thief is a powerful, harrowing play, which highlights everything that’s good in our world by showing us a reality without it.”
★★★★★ “Stunned by Thief at Brighton Festival, with a blisteringly truthful performance by Matt Robertson do not miss!!!”
– Kevin Wilson, KWPR
“A one-man show that should, if there’s any justice, be a sold-out run during this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.”
– All Edinburgh Theatre
“Rudden’s script is skilfully written… It both challenges and entices, including charming descriptions of even the crudest scenes.”
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