REEL LIFE by Alys Metcalf

One location.


Three strangers at a turning point…


And a fishing rod.


Set at a secluded bank of the River Avon, REEL LIFE explores the delicate line between fact and fiction - and what happens to the course of our lives when that line is crossed.

"Wry, affecting and utterly engaging", Reel Life is a story of love, loss and longing, shining a light on what it really is to be human. 


Written by: Alys Metcalf
Directed by: Adam Lenson
Designed by: Sam Wilde
Lighting design by: Matt Daw
Developed & Produced by: Folio

Original cast

Michael Palmer - One/Mark

Lizzie Stables - Jo

Matt Tait - Two/Huw

Supported by:
St James Theatre, Old Vic New Voices, Trowbridge Arts, The Earl Haig Hall and St Peter Le Poer Church, Muswell Hill​