Theatre Alert: Rula Lenska in Evelyn at Southwark Playhouse

In “Evelyn” Rula Lenska stars as unsuspecting landlady, Jeanne who takes pity on Sandra, a stranger who might not be who she says she is. Inspired by real life events, Evelyn is a story of mob-justice in modern day Britain that interrogates the question: when is justice really served?

This unflinching piece of theatre takes a no-holds-barred look at vigilantism, social media, and our collective quickness to judge, to scorn, to threaten and sometimes, to attack.

Starring Rula Lenska, one of Britain’s most loved actresses. Since her breakthrough in Rock Follies in 1976, she has appeared in numerous movies, television programmes and stage productions. Having had roles in such iconic shows as EastEnders, Doctor Who, One Foot In The Grave and Footballers’ Wives and Coronation Street, Rula also had the joint leading role with her friend John Inman in the 1981 comedy series Take A Letter Mr Jones.

Rula Lenska

Written by Tom Ratcliffe of Wildcard, a multi-award-winning theatre company and registered charity whose work champions the ‘live event’ where audiences and performers meet to share stories.  Accessibility is at the heart of what they do – they believe everyone should have access to high quality theatre, interactive workshops and theatrical education.



New writing by Tom Ratcliffe

Directed by Madelaine Moore

01 June– 12 June 2022: Mercury Theatre, Colchester

23rd June – 16 July 2022: Southwark Playhouse