★★★★ "A smart, lyrical production" Stagetalk Magazine

About the play

Meet three women. An unlikely trio. Different ages, backgrounds and attitudes. Each has a unique relationship with the island. A home. A regular holiday haunt. A first time visit. Through language that fizzes and sparks, we begin to discover that they share one surprising thing in common as the women come to terms with the transactions that define who they are.
trade was first performed in 2005 by the Royal Shakespeare Company. New Perspectives brings debbie tucker green's distinctive voice to a regional audience, in association with the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal.

Cast and Creative Team

Writer: debbie tucker green
Director: Jack McNamara
Designer: Maxwell Nicholson-Lailey
Lighting Designer: Bethany Gupwell
Sound Designer: Adam McCready (Poetical Machines Ltd)
Cast: Gracy Goldman, Rachel Summers and Sharla Smith

More Reviews

"Brilliantly thought-provoking. Really enjoyed it" Fiona Harrison, Audience Member

"The show was amazing - I was mesmerised throughout!" Anonymous Audience Member

"This performance was exciting; poetic, unexpected. A strange kind of women's solidarity!" Anonymous Audience Member


After opening at the Brewery Arts Centre Kendal on 25 September, trade continued to tour extensively across the Midlands, to Leeds, London, Oxford, and Hertford, with a final performance in Luton on Saturday 19 October 2019.
Banner image: Rachel Summers and Sharla Smith. © Robert Day Photography