"Absolutely unmissable" Kev Castle Theatre Reviews

"It took me on a journey of tears and heartbreak, with love lighting the way" Theatre and Tonic


Finding one true soulmate is fortunate.
Finding two, life becomes complicated.

Meet husband and wife, Simon and Carey - the perfect couple. He has some news to share, but she gets in first with a jar. The swearing has to stop. They're having a baby!

When Carey enlists the help of a new musician friend to throw a birthday concert for her husband we discover life-changing secrets of their past.

Recently released as a film, New Perspectives presents the UK premiere of this award-winning bittersweet comedy offering audiences a warm embrace, full of heartbreak, humour and songs.


Writer: Kate Hewlett
Director: Angharad Jones
Music and Lyrics: Kate Hewlett
Additional Music: Christopher Stanton
Arrangements: Christopher Stanton and Tim Williams
Musical Director: Joe Danks
Designer: Gemma Caseley-Kirk
Lighting Designer: Alexandra Stafford
Production Manager: Alison Willcox
Cast: Paige Round, Joe Wiltshire Smith, Stanton Wright and Tanya Myers


"It's a story about faithfulness and love and is going to hit every emotional button you own" Ben Macpherson, audience member

"Something special... It's rich in emotion and humanity" Andrea Davy, audience member

"One of the most spellbinding pieces of theatre. Emotive, thoughtful and beautifully produced" Frances Tsal, audience member


The Swearing Jar was performed at 14 rural venues and studio spaces between 24th February and 1st April 2023, including previewing and opening at Squire Performing Arts Centre in Nottingham. Running time: 90 mins, plus interval.

The Swearing Jar is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk