Annie Siddons


Annie Siddons is an established London-based playwright, musician and performance maker who has collaborated with a diverse range of companies and venues including Kneehigh, the National Theatre Studio, BAC, Southbank Centre, Bristol Old Vic, Blind Summit, the Unicorn Theatre, Teater Sagohuset in Malmo and the New Victory Theater in New York. Working in a variety of settings and creating narrative-driven work for both adult and young audiences, her playful, lyrical and melancholy shows always embrace an imaginative approach to language.

Showcasing a truly original voice and performed with real heart, Raymondo marks Annie’s return to performing her own work. Accompanied by a live score created by guitarist Marcus Hamblett, the show is a dark and tender piece of lo-fi contemporary storytelling about two brothers who escape from longstanding captivity in a cellar. Set in a fantastical world and exploring themes of loss, isolation, abuse and child labour, the work is at its heart a moving portrayal of the relationship between the two brothers, their discovery of a strange and wondrous world outside, and their urgent quest for survival.

In the press

"a rich, wild and precise poetry that breathes a colossal and sometimes angry humanity… Magical and strange" ★★★★ Joyce McMillan, Scotsman

“untamed brilliant writing… an outstanding storyteller” ★★★★ FESTMAG

Production details

  • Writer

    Annie Siddons
  • Devisor

    Annie Siddons
  • Director

    Justin Audibert
  • Designer

    Andy Purves
  • Number of people on stage

    2 (including 1 musician)
  • Number of people in touring company

  • Freight


    Musical equipment and lighting equipment. Set consisting of 1 chair and 2 carpets (2.5x1.5m & 1.5x1m).

  • Touring Availability

    From January 2016
  • Scale of venue

    Small-scale (capacity up to 400)
  • Minimum performance space

    8m x 3.3m
  • Text-based

    Dense (important for audiences to have a good understanding of English)
  • Also contains:

    Live Music, Sexually Explicit Material, Strong Language

In Edinburgh

  • Venue

    The Aviary, Zoo Venues
  • Production dates

    24–29 AUGUST
  • Production times

    1155 –1305
  • Duration

    70 MINS
  • Audience capacity




Annie Siddons is happy to provide creative writing workshops as part of any international touring she undertakes, or to take up residencies.

Additional productions

How (not) To Live in Suburbia - incorporating film by Richard DeDomenici