Breakfast Heart / Choirplay

Breakfast Heart / Choirplay

A double-bill of piercingly funny plays by Robin French (Cuckoo, BBC3) exploring what it means to live and love in the modern world.

Featuring a cast of nine North East based theatre-makers, Breakfast Hearts / Choirplay enjoyed a sell out run at Live Theatre in Newcastle in 2015.

Please get in touch with Project Coordinator Steven to find out more about Breakfast Hearts / Choirplay and future touring options

‘The magnificent double bill presented wonderfully fast-paced constructions of amusing appeal that succeeded in captivating the hearts of the audience
Cuckoo Reviews

‘Surprising and very different. The acting and direction is sharp…Quirky, funny, thought-provoking and pretty bizarre’
Break a Leg

Creative Team
Writer – Robin French

Robin French

Robin is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. His first play, Bear Hug, won the Royal Court Young Writer’s Festival and was produced at the Royal Court, where it earned an extended run.

Subsequent productions include Gilbert is Dead (Hoxton Hall), The Red Helicopter (Almeida), Heather Gardner (Birmingham Rep), The Get Out (The Royal Court), and Musical Differences (National Theatre Connections).

Robin’s short film Crocodile won awards at Cannes, Encounters, and Guanajuato festival (Mexico), and was BIFA nominated for Best British short.

Alongside his friend Kieron Quirke, Robin also co-created and wrote five series of the hit BBC sitcom Cuckoo, starring Greg Davies, Andy Samberg, Taylor Lautner and Andi MacDowell. 

Robin is currently developing new drama projects for television. When not writing, he enjoys working on his indie/samba band Sugarcane.

Breakfast Hearts / Choirplay photos

A selection of production shots from our Breakfast Hearts / Choirplay double bill, which premiered at Live Theatre (Newcastle) in 2015.

Written by
Robin French
Directed by

Melanie Rashbrooke
Produced by

Ellie Cloughton
Technical Manager
lighting & Sound design

Charlotte Woods

Breakfast Hearts

Roy – Steven Blackshaw
Marilyn – Amy Foley
Gary – Chris Foley
Philip – Stan Hodgson
Charlotte – Alex Tahnée
Sarah – Katie Powell


Steven Blackshaw
Glen Collier
Jessica Dawson
Amy Foley
Chris Foley
Zoë Hakin
Stan Hodsgon
Katie Powell
Alex Tahnée

Produced by
The Six Twenty

Supported by Live Theatre (Newcastle).