“Right Dishonourable Friend” – Hitting VAULT Festival this month, and supporting Stonewall Housing – Stonewall Housing

“Right Dishonourable Friend” – Hitting VAULT Festival this month, and supporting Stonewall Housing

Debuting at VAULT Festival 2023, Right Dishonourable Friend is a brand new ‘hilarious yet bittersweet’ dark comedy.

Stonewall Housing were delighted when the team behind this new piece of theatre approached us, wanting to support our work with LGBTQ+ communities across the UK. A number of performances will include collections for us, as well as opportunities for us to engage with its audiences about the difference our work makes.

The show is running Tue 14th Feb – Sat 18th Feb.



The show’s synopsis:

Tony Blair, Nick Clegg, Rishi Sunak – She’s hardly the first Southerner to represent a Northern constituency. What she lacks in political experience, she makes up for in… charm?

When nepotism hire of the year, Perdita, is appointed as MP for the fictional Lancashire town of Ardenton, she thinks that her wealth of social experience and the fact that she’s the former Home Secretary’s Daughter, are all the qualifications that she needs, how wrong she is.

‘She’s certainly driven’, ‘Yeah, driven me over the edge!’ Perdita’s eyes are set on the top of the political ladder, but when the needs of her constituents start to get in the way and she’s faced with the choice of helping a young, queer constituent who’s in desperate need of support or her own political ambitions, which will she choose?

“Supporting us in this way is such an innovative idea, and will make a real difference to our work with LGBTQ+ people facing homelessness across the UK. Thank you, Right Dishonourable Friend team, for making a very honourable(!) choice!”

Claire Linacre-Hilton, Director of Development at Stonewall Housing

Cast & Creative Team

Written by Eoin McKenna & Phoebe Batteson-Brown

Perdita Gresham Booth – Phoebe Batteson-Brown
Daniel – Eoin McKenna
Sharon, Michelle & Alex – Rachael Hilton

Director – Kayla Feldman
Producer – Maximillian Davey
Associate Producer – Dean Graham

Technical Stage Manager – Reuben Bojang
Lighting Designer – Laurel Marks
Sound Designer – Nima Chatrizeh

“Right Dishonourable Friend addresses the stark reality of homelessness faced by many forgotten LGBTQ+ youth in the North of England. We wanted to shine a light on the incredible work Stonewall Housing do and we’re overjoyed to be partnering with them!”

Phoebe Batteson-Brown


Produced by Metamorph Theatre and Enough Helen Productions.

Metamorph Theatre is a London-based theatre company dedicated to supporting emerging artists. Staring out with new writing nights, Picked + Mixed, at the Arcola Theatre and The Pleasance, they have evolved to full-length productions including The Good Landlord (VAULT Festival, The Kings Head), Scab (The Arcola) and upcoming projects, Right Dishonourable Friend (VAULT Festival) and RISE (The Southwark Playhouse).

Enough Helen, or (EH?!) is a new theatre company dedicated to dark comedy new writing, formed out of outrage at the state of the world. Formed of Phoebe Batteson-Brown and Eoin McKenna, who also co-wrote Right Dishonourable Friend, their first production together.

Have any questions about the show? Email: metamorphtheatre@gmail.com