Henna Night

Henna Night by Amy Rosenthal, 1-3 June 2017 @ 3MT Manchester


“This is for Jack. Just Jack…
I went to Boots today and I bought a packet of henna and some razor blades. I thought, OK, i’m going to go home, drink a bottle of wine, knock myself out and then depending how I feel tomorrow morning i’ll either slash my wrists or dye my hair. Either way I’m going to ruin my bathroom carpet…”

Judith leaves a message for Jack. Just Jack. She doesn’t expect Ros, Jack’s new girlfriend, to turn up at her flat. This bittersweet and funny play is about rivalry and relationships, empathy and jealousy, and the possibility of finding common ground.

We are thrilled to be bringing Amy Rosenthal’s 1999 Sunday Times Drama Award winning play Henna Night to Manchester’s unique Three Minute Theatre in the heart of the city.


Directed by Julie Root

Alex Herod – Ros

Tania Sparkes – Judith

with original music by Darien Crossley

Click for tickets for Thursday 1st June; Friday 2nd June and Saturday 3rd June.

Duration: 1 hour approx.
Doors at 7.30pm for 8pm start.                                                                                             Concessions available to OAP/JSA/NUS/Equity members                                             Recommended for ages 14+, some strong language.                                                                     Please note there will be one occasion of smoking on stage.

Director – Julie Root

CAST ANNOUNCEMENTJulie is an actor and director living in Holmfirth. After training at Bretton Hall, she taught Drama for thirty years. Since becoming a professional actor in 2013, Julie has had a lot of stage and film experience.

Julie is making her professional directorial debut directing Henna Night with The Unnamed Theatre Company having recently performed in their production of Ghost From A Perfect Place at The King’s Arms. Julie is a founder member of Root and Branch Productions and is performing in Brecht’s A Respectable Wedding from 10th-12th July at 53two as part of this year’s Greater Manchester Fringe. Spotlight pin: 9418-6751-3356

Alex Herod – Ros

IMG_0393Having completed HNC Theatre (Arden School of Theatre) & MA Performance (Leeds Beckett University) Alex performed in the UK and Europe as a collaborative and solo artist, and spent 3 years as Deputy Editor at For Books’ Sake, a charitable organisation championing writing by women. More recently she has trained at Act Up North and The Actors’ Lab.

Credits include: Rage Actions: Hour Zero (Theatre In The Mill, Bradford); Grapheme (durational piece; (in)Xclusion, Leeds & MPA Open, Berlin); I’m Your Man (Curious Fly Productions, 3MT Manchester), The Fey (Bewilderbeastly Productions, The King’s Arms); Medea (Crystallize Theatre, Oldham Library & IABF); Hamlet (Truly Outrageous Productions, Joshua Brooks); In Flame – as actor and co-director (Oldham Library, Salford Arts Theatre); But John Hughes Said It Would Be OK – actor and writer (Oldham Library, Salford Arts Theatre); plus a number of short films. Alex is a founding member of The Unnamed Theatre Company.

Tania Sparkes – Judith

img_0297.jpgTania trained at the Arden School of Theatre, completing the HNC there before going on to the 3 year Acting programme. During her time there she performed in a number of productions, including Macbeth, Summer At The Lake, All’s Well That Ends Well and Yerma.

Tania appeared in The Unammed Theatre Company’s production of In Flame in 2016 at Oldham Library and Salford Arts Theatre, and has performed in a number of site specific theatre projects and short films.