Wet Cement

Temporal Horizons Productions in association with Small Steed Theatre present this Arts Council England funded work-in-progress performance.

Ali has left the madness of mainstream education to pursue a more peaceful career as a private tutor. However, when Danny (a neurodivergent man) enlists her help to pass his adult GCSE’s, she is dragged back into a world of stress and scrutiny, as it appears Danny is one of her ex-students who she had a hand in expelling…

Now Danny wants Ali to take accountability for her failings as a teacher. But Ali wants Danny to take accountability for his actions as a student… Can a compromise be reached before either hit breaking point, or will history tragically repeat itself?

“Wet Cement is astute class commentary. Danny is exactly the kind of man dehumanised by society, and the writing does a tremendous job of humanising him with thought and tenderness… A beautiful story of redemption and friendship.” – Bush Theatre

“The characters are richly painted and three-dimensional. The play offers a subtle and artful raising of dramatic stakes, the subtext is uneasy and carries danger to it. This is a skilfully written two hander, which shows real promise.” – National Theatre

Following a short interval this rehearsed reading will include a Q&A with the cast and creatives about issues surrounding accessibility and supporting those who are Neurodivergent. Please stay in your seats at the end of the performance to attend this. 


Temporal Horizons Productions and Small Steed Theatre are two emerging theatre companies who are neurodivergent led and aim to produce work which will provide opportunities to those who often experience barriers within the arts.

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18 & 19 Nov 2023
Running Time
180 minutes
(including interval and presentation/Q&A with Autism Act)
Access Details

Both performances will be captioned

If you have any access requirements, please email laurai@queens-theatre.co.uk

Age guidance 15+

The play contains strong language, references to mental health, anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide, substance abuse and self harm.


Linda Edmonds
Moneer Elmasseek

Creative team

Darrel Draper
Writer & Co-Producer
Harry Fitzpatrick
Co-Director & Co-Producer
Lizzie Jackson
Co-Director & Co-Producer
Amelia Hawkes

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