By Pedro Leandro
Conflicted Theatre in association with Grace Dickson Productions
Supported by Omnibus Theatre
“Crafted exceptionally well… with meticulous presentation”
“A thoroughly entertaining and often thought-provoking evening”
London Living Large
Nominated for 3 OffWestEnd Awards:
Most Promising New Playwright:
Best Performance Ensemble:
Stephanie Booth & Hannah Livingstone
“Laugh-out-loud funny, bold, fascinating, whip-smart… a remarkable piece of writing”
“Extremely witty, intelligent and fast-paced… a well-written and boundary-pushing new play”
Some people are inherently unlikeable. Some people smell bad. Some people have just read The Bell Jar and insist on telling everyone. Some people click their fingers at waiters & waitresses.
These two flatmates hate those people.
They hate a lot of things. Perhaps even each other. But they were having a perfectly nice time. Not great, not wonderful, not even lovely, but fine. And then she had to go and spoil it all.
We Were Having a Perfectly Nice Time began in scratch performances at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where director Evan Lordan first began experimenting with its form of deadpan comedy. Conflicted Theatre were approached by the Omnibus Theatre in Clapham, who needed a short play to reopen their doors after the Covid-19 pandemic in October 2020. Being only 25 minutes long, this show was the perfect fit – GDP came on board as associate producer to ensure the smooth running of the Omnibus’ first show back after the lockdown. Performing every weekend for four weeks, the run sold out, received a multitude of positive reviews and the team were nominated for three OffWestEnd awards.
Following this acclaim, in an effort to offer the show to more audiences, the team adapted it to a film with the support of award winning filmmaker Will Peppercorn and videographer Maya Barker. After a premiere event with a digital Q&A, the film was available for broadcast in March 2021.
Creative Team & Cast
Writer Pedro Leandro
Director Evan Lordan
Associate Producer Grace Dickson
Film Editor Will Peppercorn
Film Videographer Maya Barker
PR Caitlin Plimmer
Cast Stephanie Booth and Hannah Livingstone
Photography Erica Belton