by The Wardrobe Ensemble

Developed at The National Theatre Studio, Bristol Ferment and Berkshire Fringe

A tale of the thirty three men stuck half a mile under the ground,

the journalists in the desert above them

and the world that watched them from afar.


The Wardrobe Ensemble return with a new play: 33, their version of the Chilean miner crisis of 2010.


Using soulful stories, macho choreography and original music, The Wardrobe Ensemble mythologise the modern legend of men on the brink of death, fame and madness.


A tale of friendship, hope and Elvis Presley,

33 takes you beyond the newsrooms, past the cameras

and leaves you 2,000 feet under the ground.

33 was developed at The National Theatre Studio, Bristol Ferment, Berkshire Fringe Festival (USA).


There were work-in-Progress Performance at Bristol Ferment (2012) and Berkshire Fringe (2012)


Premiered Bristol Old Vic (July 2013)


Edinburgh Fringe (August 2013)


UK Tour (Spring 2014)


Theatre Royal Bath (February 2014)


Battersea Arts Centre (March 2014)


Salisbury Playhouse (March 2014)


Incoming Festival (May 2014)


US Tour (August 2014)


Supported by Kevin Spacey Foundation


“An amazing story – and an amazing performance... a compelling show, which entertains just as much as it poses questions... evoking every feeling from claustrophobia to euphoria.”

★★★★ Broadway Baby on 33



“…a fast-paced, shape-shifting drama…by flatly rejecting any audience expectation for verisimilitude, Wardrobe clears the way for a direct sense of human empathy.”

The Boston Globe on 33



Written and created by the company


Emily Greenslade, Kerry Lovell, Jesse Meadows, Helena Middleton, James Newton, Ben Vardy, Edythe Woolley

Directed by

Tom Brennan

Associate Director

Jesse Jones


Edythe Woolley


Milo Digby

Production assistant

Kat Stokes

Production photography

Owain Shaw, Kitty Wheeler Shaw, Sam Smith

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