When We Died

He’s dead, and it’s her job to prepare and present his body for his family’s final goodbye. She often imagines what each person’s life was like. But today she doesn’t have to imagine who he is. She knows him.

Faced with the body of the man who raped her eleven months ago, When We Died is a striking new play about one woman’s choice to confront her trauma and tell her story, on her terms.


The script itself is fabulous. It deftly navigates difficult topics with both sensitivity and exquisite detail – no mean feat given the subjects involved. The show is both written and performed by Alexandra Donnachie, and her performance is as excellent as her writing.” ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

An early version of the play was long-listed for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2017 before premiering at VAULT Festival 2020 the week before the first national lockdown.

Running time: 60 mins

Age recommendation: 14+

Content warning: Contains an account of rape, and descriptions of dead bodies. Please note, at no point is rape presented onstage. Also, some strong language.

Production Company Carbon Theatre
Running Time 1 Hour, 0 Minutes
Performance Dates1 April-1 April
Pricing£12.50 / £10

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