Reel life

by Alys Metcalf

Folio Theatre Company in association with St James Theatre and Trowbridge Town Hall

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.

Developed by Folio in association with St James Theatre London, Trowbridge Town Hall and partner charity CoppaFeel, this is the world premiere of a stirring new play by Alys Metcalf.

Previous tour dates

5 February 2016  Trowbridge Town Hall

8 - 9 February 2016  Theatre Royal Bath - Ustinov Studio

10 February 2016  St James Theatre, London Victoria

"An engaging and emotional play."
Stage Talk Magazine
“Reel Life incorporates subjects of love, loss and loneliness, compartmentalizing them into tiny moments in a tiny place, packing an emotional punch”
Everything Theatre
“Absolutely fab – loved it. I don’t regularly go to the theatre but would definitely change that now.”
Audience member, St James
"three separate elements and their relationship with the other takes the audience on a journey of frustration to realisation to humour and finally to sadness, no mean feat for a one act play."
Musical theatre musings



lizzie stables headshot

Lizzie Stables



Matt Tait

Huw / Two

michael palmer

Michael Palmer

Mark / One

Creative team

Playwright: Alys Metcalf

Director: Adam Lenson

Production Designer: Samuel J Wilde

Lighting Designer: Matt Daw

Production Manager:  Lizzie Stables for Folio

Composer: Luke Bateman

Assistant Director: Francesca Bailey

Stage Manager: Beatrice Carpineta