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Stop Kiss

Tue 31 May - Wed 01 Jun

Age guideline – 15+
Producer – Chloe Thomas
Director – Eve Wilson
Sound/Lighting – Harry Harris and Agata Szczepańska 
Stage Manager – Keeley Bailey
Photography by Damien Demolder

Coming to the Lakeside this summer: an exciting adaption of Diana Son’s ‘Stop Kiss’, from a brand new, student-led initiative.

‘Stop Kiss’ follows the story of Callie and her friend Sara, and their journey from unlikely friendship to something a little more complicated. After their first kiss triggers a heinous homophobic attack that leaves Sara in a coma, the play deals with the reality of a hate crime and its aftermath. ‘Stop Kiss’ explores the tricky themes of sexuality, sexism, and violence against women, on a path of self-discovery and self-acceptance.

This production is produced, directed, and stars the University of Essex’s very own second-year students.

Trigger warnings: Homophobia and homophobic language, strong language, sexual themes, themes of violence, and sexism.


Callie – Chloe Thomas
Sara – Bryony Palmer

George – Elliott Richardson
Detective Cole – Adam Dunston
Peter – Joseph Russell
Mrs Winsley/Nurse – Eliott Malhotra
Ensemble -Louis Mcarthy


  • Tue 31 May - Wed 01 Jun
  • 19:30
  • £6 UoE Students/£10 Concession/£15 Full. Advance Prices.More on the door.
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