When It Happens
Venue : The Tristan Bates Theatre
Run: December 2018 (3 Shows) & July 2019 (8 Shows)
Written by Rachel Causer
Performed by Rachel Causer, Roísín Bevan and Niamh Watson
Directed by Kennedy Bloomer
Produced by Lexi Clare
An outrageous comedy about micro-aggressions and personal revolutions.
‘This was an awakening. This was an eruption. This was a revolution. This was like eating three Berocca with no water and letting them bubble inside you.’
A surreal comedy following the lives of three women on what they thought would be a normal day of micro-aggressions and self-doubt.
Then it happens…
At 2.16pm, a strange phenomenon occurs and each woman experiences a transformation, breaking free from the roles they’ve been forced to play and starting a hilarious and heart-wrenching rebellion against everything and everyone who put them there in the first place.
Press and Reviews
Off West End Award Nominated for Best Play in a Short Run
“The script is totally brilliant and confounds expectations…The writing is by turns anarchic, explosive but by the end of the piece, empowering and fun” – Spy In The Stalls
"Every aspect of this tumultuous, engaging, relatable and emotive performance was expertly arranged and masterfully played. Never has a set of words from someone’s mouth made me feel so seen, so comforted and so liberated. When It Happens excellently reflects what theatre should always aim to be" - The Medium
“Had me in absolute hysterics one moment and on the edge of my seat the next”- Within Her Words
“Emotionally-astute observations and engaging performances - an entertaining and insightful combination” - Breaking The Fourth Wall
“Eloquent writing, electric performances - definetely not one to miss!" - LondonTheatreGal
“This is a piece that excels on multi-levels and has had me smiling long after I left the theatre - that rare occurrence when there is a joyous synergy between writer, actor, director and audience." - The Review Chap
“Causer writes a caustic comedy with all the sweet spots of the feminist revolution…The show is a joyous, smart and thoroughly riotous piece of theatre” - Broadway World
“Well written, well-acted and well-staged. It fulfils its purpose as an entertaining piece of theatre and it may well leave some of the audience thinking and questioning. - Fringe Review
“When it Happens” feels very timely, and it has made me think a lot about female complicity (via acceptance) of everyday sexism, and unrealistic images of motherhood" - The View From Outside