What Goes on in Front of Closed Doors


Molly is unpacking the in/consequential moments of her life. The un/usual, in/significant, un/interesting moments. But these un/remarkable moments brought about a un/remarkable change in Molly’s life. 

At just nineteen years old, following the death of her mother, with deteriorating mental health, and no network of support, Molly finds herself homeless. 

What Goes on in Front of Closed Doors is the culmination of eighteen months of research by writer/performer Emma Bentley. Having spent a year volunteering for homeless charity St Mungo’s, time on a writing placement at Cardboard Citizens, and with advice from young people’s charity New Horizons, this show explores how everyone is just a few steps away from homelessness.


9 July 2017- Theatre N16, Preview Performance

23 & 24 July 2017- Old Red Lion, Preview Performances

2 – 28 August 2017- The Attic, Pleasance Courtyard during Edinburgh Festival Fringe


Performed by Emma Bentley

Written by Emma Bentley and Calum Finlay

Directed by Calum Finlay

Produced by Rebecca Gwyther for joue le genre

Designed by Anna Souter

Sound Designed by Phil Hewitt

Dramaturgy by Anna Beecher