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8 - 26 NOV


The Light Trail

£10 PREVIEWS/£13/£16


Lydia Sabatini


Lata Nobes

'an extraordinarily powerful script'


'thought-provoking, and engrossing exploration of living with mental illness - it demands an audience'

production team

When Essex teenager Jas meets Ellie playing football, there’s an instant spark. Both Ellie and Jas’ older sister Priya worry about what’s best for Jas. But how well do either of them really know her?

The Light Trail is a hilarious and moving play about psychosis and its impact on the lives of people who experience it, told via three interweaving monologues.

The Light Trail underwent a rehearsed reading on Zoom last year, and was since shortlisted for The Women’s Prize 2021. It has received excellent feedback from The Bush, leading to its writer Lydia Sabatini being selected for The Bush Emerging Writer’s Group 2021-22.

Content warnings: the production contains depictions of mental health crisis, injury and psychiatric institutionalisation and references to bullying, suicidality and self-harm.

After the performance on Wednesday 16th November there will be a post-show talk, hosted by Adam Welsh from Divergent Talent, on the subject of neurodivergence in theatre.

Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive in good time for the start time of 7.45pm.
Under 18s are not permitted into the theatre for this performance. 
No re-admittance once the performance has commenced. Refunds and exchanges are not available.


Sophia Decaro

Sophia trained at Nottingham’s Television Workshop and completed two years of the Homegrown Performers programme at Nottingham Playhouse, whilst accomplishing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Philosophy. She is thrilled to be returning to her professional career alongside such an incredible team.

Theatre Credits: Herons (Lyric Hammersmith)
Training Credits: Margaret in Scuttlers (Nottingham Playhouse), Sophia in GAME (the Television Workshop), Scarlett in Fractured Dreams (Nottingham Playhouse).
Film Credits: The Consigliere, I’ll Find You.


Nusrath Tapadar

Nusrath (she/her) is a Muslim Bengali actor, writer and comedian born and raised in East London. She recently graduated from the Oxford School of Drama in September 2022, after reading English at the University of Cambridge. In 2020, she wrote and performed her one woman comedy show, Nusrath Tapadar: Hijabi to Hoejabi to Nojabi, which she is currently re-working. Nusrath is delighted that The Light Trail is her professional debut.

Training Credits: Sea Things (Southwark Playhouse), Serpent's teeth (North Wall Arts Centre), Yerma (Oxford School of Drama) and Housekeeping (Short Film).


Heather Campbell-Ferguson

Heather graduated from Manchester School of Theatre in 2022 and is delighted that The Light Trail will be her first professional production since graduating. She recently played Bridget in Linda at the Setkaní/Encounter festival in Brno, Czech Republic and is also a writer and voiceover artist.

Theatre Credits: Fast (Burnt Orange Theatre) andB ounce back to Shakespeare at Heaton Park (Feelgood Theatre Productions).Training Credits: Sally Poppy in The Welkin, Sarah in The Accrington Pals, Hermia in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Masha in Three Sisters.


Lydia Sabatini


Lata Nobes


Yusuf Niazi & Matt Farley

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