Rehearsed Reading: Sheltered
In Aid of Crisis

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Sheltered by Greg A. Smith

rehearsed reading via Zoom in aid of homelessness charity Crisis

No one should be homeless and alone this Christmas – Crisis is a homelessness charity who work directly with thousands of homeless people every year. They provide vital help so that people can rebuild their lives and are supported out of homelessness for good.

Our performance of Sheltered by Greg A. Smith is free to watch, but we are asking our community to support Crisis and their work by donating at our Just Giving page here. No donation is too small.

The Play

London. Christmas Day. Middle class couple Harry and Tamsin invite young homeless man, Rory, into their home to share Christmas with them and their daughter, Jenna. Presents are opened; parlour games played; parsnips and sprouts prepared; pregnancies faked and perfect preparations disrupted.

It soon becomes obvious that Rory is no typical rough sleeper, proving himself smart, capable and literate. But when Harry’s arch-nemesis, Donald, and his unhappily browbeaten wife, Marissa, arrive, what initially appeared to be an act of faintly patronising charity reveals itself as something much less festive.

If Rory can survive the night, he will be given the chance to change his life. But can how much will it cost to win?

Features adult themes with strong language and violence. Age suggestion 16+


Director: Jennifer Nettles


Leon Chambers – Harry
Liz Glazzard – Tamsin
Megan Jordan – Jenna
Rob Wallis – Rory
Jonathan Gunning – Donald
Caroline Doyle – Marissa
Declan Doyle – Den


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