Loneliness is a major problem affecting our society today, with one in four people saying they feel lonely. We think it’s time that we talked about loneliness.
Our world has never been more connected. So why is it that an increasing number of people feel isolated and alone? I’m Standing Next To You is an award-winning promenade play that invites audiences to become part of a lonely crowd, imagining what would happen if strangers suddenly decided to talk to each other honestly about their lives, rather than the edited version we all think people want to see. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, it’s about internet dating, new motherhood and the struggle to find your place in the world.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
★★★★ “Despite the humour there is an underlying seriousness being explored… The show raises some very important issues about the world we live in today… Not to be missed.” – North West End
“The actors are highly skilled. Matthew Foray is particularly talented and his ending lines really brought home the impact loneliness can have.” – Lipstick at Weekends
“An intelligent and well-staged effort to address a social problem that can easily be overlooked or trivialised.” – Manchester Theatre Awards
“If you’re touched by loneliness in the modern over-connected world then I’m Standing Next To You is the perfect show for you. Well written, well acted, you’re in the moment, and it clearly demonstrates what the Fringe can achieve.” – Quiet Man Dave
“Highly topical… strong performances, a strong script… From the Mill Theatre should be commended for tackling a prominent daily aspect of our lives and an issue which people don’t like to talk about.” – The Reviews Hub
“An honest, raw and emotionally charged piece of theatre.” – Sincerely Amy