26th - 30th April 2022


Encompass Productions presents

Performed by Conor Lowson

Written by Luke Stapleton

Directed by Jamie Biddle


A chance encounter between two dilapidated souls transcends into a dark and mischievous odyssey into the murky recesses of a forgotten mind. With toast.

Set in an English coastal town, Scab delves into themes of family and loneliness with a humorous, sharply-written story by Luke Stapleton presented by acclaimed new writing company Encompass Productions.

Directed by Jamie Biddle and performed by Conor Lowson, Scab is a one-person play about social responsibility in a world where nobody cares.


Press for Encompass Productions:

'One of London's best-known companies for new writing.' - The Reviews Hub


WINNER - OnComm Award - awarded by the Off West End Awards (Bare E-ssentials)


'Gripping theatre at its most elemental.' ★★★★★ Time Out

'Punchy. Authentic. Slick and precise.' ★★★★ A Younger Theatre on RISE at the White Bear Theatre


★★★★★ West End Wilma 

★★★★★ Theatre Weekly 

★★★★★ LondonTheatre1 

★★★★★ London Unattached 

★★★★ The Reviews Hub 

★★★★ Everything Theatre 

★★★★ The Upcoming 

★★★★ Corr Blimey 

★★★★ Theatre Bubble 

★★★★ London Pub Theatres

★★★★ Grumpy Gay Critic




Conor Lowson - Actor

Recent credits include The Bay (ITV), Vera (ITV), Small Axe: Red, White and Blue (BBC One; dir. Steve McQueen), Ladhood (BBC Three), The Liberator (Opus Films for Netflix) Uncle Vanya (The Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute), Cymberline (Drama Centre London) and Golden Boy (Drama Centre London).


Luke Stapleton - Writer

Luke is a writer and script editor from Merseyside. His plays include Love/Ruin (The Space, 2021), Mnemonic (The Space, 2020), Retinas (Teatro Technis, 2020 & Southwark Playhouse, 2018), Mycorrhiza (The Space, 2019) and Badger (Greenwich Theatre, 2018). His TV credits, as script editor, include The Capture for BBC, Hanna for Amazon Prime and the upcoming Sky series, The Midwich Cuckoos. He currently works in-house at Pulse Films.


Jamie Biddle - Director

Jamie is a writer & director - his recent work includes That Way Madness Lies (Italia Conti), 'Clybourne Park (Fourth Monkey), 'First Love is the Revolution' (Fourth Monkey) 'Scab' (Arcola Theatre), 'Whitechapel: 1888' (Immersive), and Nick (Broadway Theatre). He also is currently working as an Associate Producer for Tag Team Productions whose first film, a biopic about war hero Noor Inayat Khan, is currently in pre-production.


Encompass Productions - Producer

Encompass Productions are an award-winning company that has been making bold, visually arresting new theatre since 2010. Their mission: to challenge, move and entertain. Encompass have a passion for genre, with acclaimed plays exploring the future (RISE), noir (4 x Offie nominated Chummy), sci-fi (Stasis), comedy (This is Not a Christmas Play; Life in a Sketchbook;) neuroscience (What It Feels Like) and World War III (Who is Moloch?). They are the creators of London's best-reviewed new writing night Bare Essentials, sell-out events staging new work by established and emerging theatremakers.


In 2021 they produced Homecoming: A New Theatre Festival hosting four world premieres at the White Bear Theatre. A celebration of theatre returning to its true home – the stage – the festival was critically lauded and featured new work from a wide array of London’s very best theatre companies and award-winning talent.


£16 Full Price

£14 Concessions

Performance Times

Tue - Sat 7:00pm



Concessions Notice

Concessions are only accepted for pensioners, unemployed, students and under16s.


Please Note:

This performance runs for 65 mins without an interval

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