anyone’s guess how we got here

“He didn’t respond, he held his breath, moved the sofa away from the wall, lay down in the gap made between, and hid.”

She’s standing in her bedroom. She’s come back to reclaim what she buried. The car waits outside.


On debt, eviction, childhood, and the thing under the floorboards. A road-trip. A haunted-house. A bedtime story. A photo-album. An ‘80s fantasy film. A demolition project. What remains, long after you’ve paid it off.


Anyone's Guess How We Got Here premiered at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 before a 3 week run at London's Camden People's Theatre. The show toured the UK in Summer 2018.


Anyone's Guess How We Got Here Production Photo | Barrel Organ
Anyone's Guess How We Got Here Production Photo | Barrel Organ

A small child standing behind white curtain. The background is filled with debris. They are standing on a floor that looks like a large barcode.

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A person crouching on the floor filled with empty energy drink bottles.

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A person reaching into a bag

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Anyone's Guess How We Got Here Production Photo | Barrel Organ
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written by

jack perkins

directed by

joe boylan

dan hutton

performed by

bryony davies

rosie gray

additional performances with

jade ogugua

made with members of the company

joe boylan

bryony davies

rosie gray

dan hutton

kieran lucas

jack perkins

ali pidsley

lighting design

lucy adams

sound design

kieran lucas

produced by

joe boylan

francesca duncan

“Unsettling and intriguingly disruptive”

★★★★ Natasha Tripney, The Stage


“Gripping… An inventive and unnerving hour that counts the cost of debt”

★★★★ Matt Trueman, What’s On Stage


The script for 'Anyone's Guess How We Got Here' can be bought from Bloomsbury here​.

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Commissioned by and developed at Camden People’s Theatre, with support from Manchester Royal Exchange and Arts Council England.​