A little piece of charity shop heaven

A one-woman show that unfolds stories from the everyday objects and unwanted clothing of the second hand shop to ask what it means to be charitable in today’s world of instant gratification and must-have bags.  Immersive, intimate and funny – this is a little piece of charity shop heaven.

Hand-me-Down was created by a team of north east artists in Newcastle upon Tyne. Sweet yet sharp and intertwining fact with fiction, it presents a series of extraordinary characters, connected by their abandoned possessions and a willingness to ‘give’.

Kate Craddock’s cosy one-woman show…is imaginative and thought-provoking                                                                  


Gently funny and ingeniously staged                                               


Hand-me-Down was performed at the Tristan Bates Theatre in London from 14th June – 2nd July 2011.

Box office 020 7240 6283  www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk

Hand-me-Down was produced by The Empty Space and first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2008; it toured subsequently to Live Theatre and the Sibiu International Festival in 2009.

Photo by Phyllis Christopher

Cast and crew

Co-creator/performer Kate Craddock
Co-creator/director Steve Gilroy
Designer Tanya Axford
Lighting Designer Kevin Tweedy