by Phoebe Eclair-Powell
directed by Jamie Jackson

"I am wired, awake, my mind full, my eyes fuller. I google him because for some reason he’s never not a bit in my brain, he’s sort of what I think I would like to be, maybe, Mr. Martin. And he’s there.

John is a 27 year old teacher ‘who probably wasn’t allowed to teach at an all girls’ school’ and Mark is his 16 year old ‘Olympic porn watching’ pupil. A normal week in their normal lives – school, eat, TV, sleep, repeat.

Except in an age of twisted technology and possible profiles, the life Mark really wants is only a click away… but what happens when that life already belongs to John? By Friday shit really is going to hit the fan.

Fuelled by an electrifying mix of music and movement, WINK looks at two lives veering dangerously close to collision, asking us, what separates the man from the boy.


WINK had its world premiere at Theatre503 on 10 March 2015.

Cast & Crew


John Leon Williams
Mark Sam Clemmett

Designer Bethany Wells
Lighting Designer Aaron J. Dootson
Sound Designer Max Pappenheim
Movement Director Isla Jackson-Ritchie

A co-production with Theatre503


Generously supported by Arts Council England




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"whip-smart, chokingly funny and thoroughly entertaining"

The Guardian

"a savvy, timely and often piercingly funny portrait of people for whom the digital world is far more seductive than reality"

★★★★ Evening Standard

"Witty, dramatic, punchy and absorbing, Leon Williams as John and Sam Clemmett as Mark put in great performances"

★★★★ South London Press

"fringe theatre at its absolute best...this play will become a piece of our cultural history"

★★★★★ The Upcoming

"remarkably thought-provoking debut play by Phoebe Eclair-Powell, with expert direction by Jamie Jackson, and two top-notch performances at its heart"

★★★★★ British Theatre

"warm, honest, funny & moving - a triumph"

★★★★★ London Theatre1

"a theatrical royal flush of theatre: marrying elegant staging, imaginative visuals, confident performances, a perfect grasp of the online world, razor wit and an impressively perceptive excavation of how men think. Seriously. It's brilliant. Go and see it! I don't give out 5 star ratings very often but…"

★★★★★ London City Nights

"the stylised direction by Jamie Jackson has shades of Danny Boyle about it"

★★★★★ The Londonist

"Phoebe Eclair-Powell has proven what a talented young writer she is"

★★★★★ Entertainment Focus

"Jamie Jackson's high-energy production has excellent performances from Leon Williams and Sam Clemmett"

★★★★ The Stage

"Slick and stylish, it is, in every way, more of a Mac than a PC"

★★★★ Ginger Hibiscus

"excellent and frequently witty writing and acting that the characters are so compelling"

★★★★ Gizzle Reviews

"this little gem reveals a new writer full of promise"

★★★★ The Public Reviews