Laura Horton and Theatre Royal Plymouth in association with Pleasance present Breathless

3rd Aug 2022 – 29th Aug 2022

Bunker Two – Pleasance Courtyard


020 7609 1800

What happens when the things we covet hide us from ourselves? Opening up to new experiences in her late-thirties, Sophie is exploring long repressed sides of herself. When a secret she’s keeping from those she loves, and even from herself, threatens to unravel it all, she has to make a choice. Who or what will she decide to give up?

Breathless is a funny, honest and stylish exploration of the knife-edge of hoarding, from the joy to the addiction and suffocating shame. From Laura Horton, Plymouth Laureate of Words, own experience of clothes hoarding.

Running time:
60 min approx

Age guideline:

This show contains strong language.


Laura Horton –  Writer / Producer

Steph Kempson –  Director

Madi Macmahon – Actor

Dan Heesem – TSM and Operator

Ben Lyon-Ross – Producer

Hugh Borthwick – Head of Production

Holly Harbottle – Sound Designer

Dan Mitcham – Head of Sound

Matt Hoyle – Head of Techncial

Natasha Whitley – Lighting Designer

John Purkis – Drum and Lab Manager

Ellie Woolman – Marketing Officer


Find out more details about Hoarding UK, the only UK-wide charity solely dedicated to supporting people affected by hoarding behaviours, here.