12 (2021)

Photos by Alessandra Davison

“An impressive amount of emotional depth.” – LondonTheatre1

“A powerful message, a beautiful venue and some wonderful committed performances.” – Theatre Weekly

“Roberts’ moving play explores with subtlety the theme of natural heritage, with a balance between bliss and emergency. ” – The Play’s the Thing

I wanted to leave a record. Something tangible to outlast us. So whoever’s listening – This is a record of two people who tried. Two people who stayed together even as everything around them fell apart.

12 is an innovative piece of new writing that recieved its world premiere at The Greenhouse 2021. From writer Henry Roberts, whose previous work includes Swallows and Lobes, 12 is an intimate two-hander exploring memory, language and intimacy. It follows a relationship as it struggles to stay together in a world that’s falling apart, inviting us to consider the value of memory in a world in crisis? Do we lose our sense of self as we lose the natural world? Most importantly, 12 asks, in the midst of an emergency, what are the things worth saving?


Leyon Stolz-Huntera

Ayesha Milner-Gloverb



Henry RobertsWriter

Lata NobesDirector

Maria PetittiAssistant Director

Cate HanlonProducer

Anna Webb-SachezDesigner