Mark Croasdale presents

Staying In

£10 FULL / £8 CONC


Young, gay, fabulous! It’s all about being out and going out… isn’t it?

In a world which feels like you either go out or miss out, we invite you to the theatre for a good ‘night in’. A show with face masks, herbal tea, and some illuminating truths about mental health and sexuality.

Beset by social anxiety and fulled by internalised homophobia, Mark agonises over the correct way to be himself and connect with other people. Staying In opens the door to a night in alone, beyond the glamour of your carefully curated Instagram feed. It’s a humorous and vulnerable look at a side of ourselves rarely spoken about.

Staying In is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Co-commissioned by hÅb, STUN + Contact for Works Ahead. Developed with support from Waterside Arts & Creative Industries Trafford and supported by a grant from Superbia at Manchester Pride.


Buy two or more theatre shows for £8 each on the following shows (subject to availability):

Private Peaceful | Alice: Wonderland Through the Looking Glass | Signals | The Turn of the Screw | Murder Ballads | Outside the Box | The Incident Pit | BRAWN | Staying In | How to Be Amazingly Happy

Please call 0161 912 5616 or visit Waterside in person to take advantage of this offer.


“STAYING IN touched me, like looking in a mirror darkly”

“moving, funny, thoughtful”

“lovely & tender & a side of LGBTQ life you never see”

“as someone double his age, and a woman, some of the same quandaries + issues remain or return”

“This is relevant to anyone who’s ever felt nervous”


Approx. 60 mins


14+ years.

This work contains adult themes, including depression & anxiety, the content of which may cause distress.




  1. Nov. 18, 2019, 7:30 p.m. → Book Now