TELL ME ANYTHING
Photos by Alex Brenner
Writer & Performer: David Ralfe
Director: Christopher Harrisson
Designer: Emma Tompkins
Sound Designer: Jon McLeod
Lighting Designer: Alex Fernandes
Associate Director: Hannah Moss
Stage Manager & Re-Lighter: Lucy Adams
Stage Manager & Re-Lighter (Autumn 2017 tour): Naomi Baldwin
Eating Disorders Expert: Dr. Charlotte Rhind
Additional devising by: Lilly Neubauer
Commissioned by Shoreditch Town Hall and supported by Camden People’s Theatre, The North Wall, Blue Elephant Theatre and Arts Council, England
Winner: Pulse Ipswich Suitcase Award 2016
"An emotionally complicated piece of theatre that successfully, even rivetingly, tries to come to grips with the toll taken on a self-styled care-giver determined to save someone"
★★★★ THE TIMES
David’s 15. He’s doing OK. His girlfriend has an eating disorder but he’s doing OK.
Combining rich storytelling with physical theatre, Tell Me Anything is tender, raw, brutally honest boy-meets-girl story – about a boy who’s trying to be a man and a girl who doesn’t want to be rescued.
Tell Me Anything was created in collaboration with psychologists specialising in the role of carers of people with eating disorders. It asks how - and if - we can help the ones we love to get better.
“A chronicle of utter devotion and aching sadness.”
“Teenage bubbly optimism and dark, hard flashes of anger… This is candid work, showing scars in order to elicit emotion.”
We have performed Tell Me Anything at Takeover Festival, York Theatre Royal; Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe; Shoreditch Town Hall, London; Margate Theatre Royal; The Bike Shed, Exeter; The Crucible, Sheffield; Pulse Festival at New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich; Nonsuch, Nottingham; Derby Theatre; Richard Whiteley Theatre at Giggleswick School, Settle; Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester. We performed early versions of the show at Camden People's Theatre, Pulse Festival and Shoreditch Town Hall.