Standard:Elite

Winner: Best New Writing at the Greater Manchester Fringe

Winner: Best Newcomer at the Brighton Fringe


There are two types of ticket. Everyone gets a Standard ticket. You have to earn an Elite ticket.

Together, we’re going to tell a story… of a girl from Lowground spun from spider webs, and a boy from Highground carved out of clouds. Standards work to build the story, Elites control which path the story takes. That’s fair, right?

Standard:Elite is a playful, interactive theatre experience about class, privilege, and social mobility that’s accessible and, above all, fun.

There are two types of ticket. There aren’t two types of people.

Amy-Louise Tilley – Voice Magazine

Claire Minnitt – The Spy in the Stalls

Audience feedback:

‘Funny, silly, brilliant, clever, inventive, quick, and FUN!’

I normally hate audience interaction, but I LOVED this!’

So engaging! Subtle and nuanced, able to tackle big political themes without being too heavy-handed.’

All the audience interaction felt fun and very safe – I like that there was an opt-out option, but I still wanted to get involved!’

Written by Elliot Hughes 
Directed by Anoushka Bonwick
Performed by Sophie MacKenzie & Elliot Hughes 
Sounds by Joe Brownbridge
Design by Irene Jade
Lighting Design by Yvette Sedgley
Operated by Aileen Ging
Produced by Beccy Smith
Artwork by Pencil Bandit   
Dramaturgy by James Varney 
Photography by Rosie Powell & Joanna Higson
Videography by Jason Crouch
Originally performed with Rachel Creamer

Thanks to Montse Gili, Tassos Stevens, Coney, Theatre Delicatessen, Royal Exchange Theatre, Unity Theatre, Chorlton Arts Festival and Contact.

Produced with support from the National Lottery via Arts Council England.