Peter Gill’s new production As Good A Time as Any, featuring an all-female case of eight, opens at The Print Room this week with exclusive set designs by Scottish sculptor and performance artist Bruce McLean

The Print Room theatre took on an ambitious new space when it launched in the Coronet, Notting Hill last year, and the programming of its creative director Anda Winters has been suitably ballsy to match. Now in its third season, the theatre recently received a host of four and five star reviews for A Breakfast of Eels, Robert Holman’s intimate portrayal of two ‘brothers’ of circumstance trying to make sense of life together after the death of their wealthy parents.

Next up is As Good A Time As Any, featuring an eight-strong female cast. Written and directed by Peter Gill, the play offers a portrait of these eight ordinary women, exploring eight ordinary stories that make up part of the fabric of everyday life. Starring Lucy Fleming, Roberta Taylor, Tessa Bell Briggs, Indira Joshi, Olivia Llewellyn, Eileen Pollock, Hayley Squires, and Sharlene Whyte, As Good A Time As Any offers a diversity in age and ethnicity that is often absent from London’s theatres.

 A large scale abstract painting by Scottish Sculptor and performance artist Bruce McLean will act as a backdrop to the performance, occupying the height and width of the stage. McLean was supposedly selected to design the set as his work offered a ‘perfect match’ to the interlocking monologues of Peter Gill’s creation, focusing on small, obsessive details to create the bigger picture. To find out more visit:


Set design by Bruce McClean

As Good A Time As Any will run at The Print Room from now until 23 May 2015. Tickets £25/£17 concession