There’s a trailer of the show here :

Shows coming up:

23rd October 2014, 7.30pm

The Basement, Brighton

for tickets go here: 



16th November 2014, 3pm

Fireside Festival at Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre

for tickets go here


Previous dates and where we have been and when:


11th December, doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm

Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF

Box office: 01206 500 900

Tickets £6/£3.50 concessions

12th December, 8pm

Norden Farm Centre For The Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, SL6 4PF

Box Office: 01628 788 997

Tickets £14/£12 early bird (by 12th Nov)

17-21st December, 7pm (17th only) 7.45pm (all other dates)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP

Box office: 0121 236 4455

Tickets £12 (concessions available)


10th January, 7.30pm

Number 8 Community Arts Centre, 8 High Street, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 1BG

Box office: 01386 555 488

Tickets: £10, friends £8, Students £8, 16 & under £8

15th and 16th January, 8pm

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath, BA1 1ET

Box office: 01225 448844

Tickets: £13/£10 concessions

23rd January, 8pm

The Northwall Arts Centre, South Parade, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7JN

Box office: 01865 319 450

Tickets: £13/ £11 concessions

25th January, 8pm

Lighthouse Poole, 21 Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1UG

Box office: 0844 406 8666

Tickets: £10, students, U18s, seniors and groups 8+ £8

31st January, 7.30pm

The Heron Theatre, Stanley Street, Beetham, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7AS

Box office: 01539 546283

Tickets: £10 or £5 for under 16 

6th and 7th February, 8pm

Jackson’s Lane, 269A Archway Road,  London N6 5AA

Box office: 020 8340 5226

Tickets: £12.95 (£10.95 concessions)

19th February, 7.30pm

The Arena Theatre, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 1SE

Box office: 01902 321321

Tickets: £10/£8

27th February, 8pm

The Lowry, Pier 8,  Salford Quays, M50 3AZ

Box Office 0843 208 6010

Tickets: £12/ £10 concessions

3rd,4th,5th March, 8.15pm

The Brewery, Tobacco Factory Theatre, 291 North Street, Bristol BS3 1JP

Box office: 0117 902 0344

Tickets: £11/£8

15th March, 3pm and 8pm

Stratford Circus, Theatre Square, LONDON, E15 1BX

Box office: 0844 357 2625

Tickets: prices £8/£10

Please note:the show will be part of our month long residency at Stratford Circus, to include the exhibition and interactive installation “Dear Stranger”. The installation which is FREE is on 13th Feb- we invite you to write a lovely message to a stranger (in time for Valentine’s Day!) which will be attached to a balloon, and the balloons given away towards the end of the day. The exhibition 366 Days Of Kindness is also free and displayed in Stratford Circus from beginning of Feb to end of March.

For images of “Dear Stranger” please go here:  

20th March, 7.45pm

The Courtyard Centre For the Arts, Edgar Street, Herefordshire, HR4 9JR

Box office: 01432 340 555

Tickets: £8 full/concessions

12th April,  8pm

Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB

Box office: 01482 323 638

Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions)

25th April,  8pm

Derby Theatre, Theatre Walk, Eagle Centre, Derby, DE1 2NF

Box office: 01332 59 39 39

Tickets: £9/£6 concession

 8th May,  7pm

Arc Theatre and Arts Centre, 60 Dovecot Street, Town Cenre, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LL

Box office: 01642 525 199


please note: this is a residency at ARC, including exhibitions, workshops and installation, details to be posted shortly.

19th and 20th May, 7.30pm

Brighton Festival Speigeltent, Old Steine Pleasure Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1GY

Box office:01273 91 72 72

Tickets: £10/£12

28th May, 8pm

Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff,Wales CF5 1QE

Box office: 029 2030 4400

Tickets: £12/£10/£8


The show:Inspired by the 2011 UK riots, Bernadette Russell attempted to be kind to a total stranger every single day of a leap year.This multi media theatre show tells the heartbreaking, surprising and challenging stories of this year, which began with burning buildings and ended with the Olympic torch, against a global backdrop of social unrest and economic crisis. Part story-telling, part stand up, part live documentary,this show attempts to answer the question:

Is It Possible To Change The World Just By Being Kind?

The credits: Written and performed by Bernadette Russell and Gareth Brierley, directed by Tessa Walker, sound by Fred Defaye, video Rob Kennedy, poster design Sadie Cook, photography Gerald Kyd and Daniel Lynch. Exhibition designed by Jessica Worrall.

Thanks to Jacksons Lane, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Stans Cafe, Forkbeard Fantasy, Nick Tigg,  Billy Bragg, Sian Williams, Giles Duley, Dan Thompson, Mark Williamson and Action For Happiness, Rev Richard Coles, Pete Sainsbury, Eve Yarker, The Well in Deptford particularly Sheila and Mike, People United, Stewart Whoo, Lucinda Townsend, Sharon Calcutt, Jenni Morris, Sylvia Dos Santos Ferriera, Chrisanne Constantino, Broken Biscuit Society, Asif Iqbal, Christine Entwisle, Caroline Jowett, Lizzie Dron, Jack Teague and many others I have missed out I am sure!