Paper. Scissors. Stone.

A new play in development by Katie Bonna

3rd & 4th March 2018 at VAULT Festival, London

14th March at Elevator Festival, Live Theatre Newcastle



Fringe First-winner Katie Bonna (Dirty Great Love Story, All The Things I Lied About) returns to Vaults with a new work-in-progress piece, generously supported by Arts Council England and Live Theatre’s Live Lab Bursary.

Inspired by the Greek chorus and the golden age of musical theatre, Paper. Scissors. Stone. tells the interwoven stories of three generations of women living in a small market town, all linked by a local school. Over the course of a weekend, each character is forced to confront how much they control their behaviour – or how much they are controlled by it. 

Punctuated with glitter-soaked songs and swimming in poetry, Paper. Scissors. Stone. subverts recognizable theatrical conceits to crack open the gender conditioning we recognize, but don’t always see.

Producer - Tara Finney

Director - Hannah Joss

Composer & Sound Designer - Alexandra Faye Braithwaite

Musical Director - Gaz Tomlinson

Movement Director - Naomi Said

Designer - Lily Arnold

Dramaturg - Sarah Dickenson

Designer - Lily Arnold.

Paper. Scissors. Stone. is being developed with the generous support of Live Theatre, Newcastle, and Arts Council England.

Early stages performances will be taking place at Elevator Festival (Newcastle) and Vault Festival (London) in March 2018.