Holes (2019)

'Lost ‘ meets ‘Lord of the Flies’ ... quick, sarcastic and agreeably grisly.

Aug 31st to Sep 7th 2019

Written by Tom Basden

Directed by Anne-marie Greene

Flight BA043 has crashed on an island. Stranded, four survivors wait. Gus, Marie and Ian are colleagues who were on their way to a conference, whilst the other is a lone teenage girl, Erin. Surely somebody will find them. Planes don't just disappear, do they? After trying to send out a Mayday message through the radio, they are stunned to discover that a nuclear catastrophe has wiped out the entire civilised world. So, if no one's coming... what do they do now?

Tom Basden's play Holes is an apocalyptic comedy in which four survivors of a plane crash realise they may be all that's left of the human race. An absurd, hilarious and fast-paced comedy by the writer of some of Britain's most acclaimed TV comedies.

Press Comment

'Lost ‘ meets ‘Lord of the Flies’ ... quick, sarcastic and agreeably grisly'.  The Times

‘ . . . fast-paced and relentlessly funny'. A Younger Theatre

  • OPEN READING: Thursday 28th February starting at 7.30 p.m. in the Bar
  • AUDITIONS: Sunday 10th March starting at 12 noon at 35. Warwick Avenue, Earlsdon, Coventry CV5 6DJ  
  • A FURTHER AUDITION DATE will be announced soon.



Erin (needs to be able to play 16-18 years old)

Ian, Gus, Marie (can be flexible: needs to play around 30s/40s but could go slightly older)


For more information about this production please contact the Director via the email address vicechair@criteriontheatre.co.uk