Nigel Francis Productions


by BAFTA-winning playwright Geoff Thompson

FRAGILE is one man play written and directed by BAFTA winning writer Geoff Thompson. The play first premiered at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry in 2012 and went on to play the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014 and the Kings Head Theatre, London in 2015, receiving Five star reviews.


‘One’ is a middle age man still trying to come to terms with his crippling insecurity, the residue of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of a trusted teacher. An articulate and well-read man, he has gone through every form of therapy to relieve himself of the daily anxiety but none of it has worked, because he doesn’t trust anyone with his secret, even the people he love's. All he is left with is a reservoir of pain, a tape recorder, and an empty room.
Over three acts 'One' confesses with brutal honesty the guilt, the rage and his secret shame that has kept him locked inside a prison of flesh for three decades. Everything; all the things that he really wanted to tell his teacher, his father, his mother and (ultimately) God. He’d like to tell them personally but his dad is dead, his teacher has hanged himself, God has abandoned him and his mum is too fragile.


In englischer Sprache - No subtitles! ;)


Nigel Francis - 'One'
Nigel studied acting at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London and Theatre Studies at the University of Warwick. Since graduating Nigel has worked with some of the industries foremost directors and producers including Maximilian Schell, Mathew Modine, Liliane Montevecchi, Neve Campbell, James Fox and under the direction of Robert Altmann, Kevin Spacey, Tommy Tune and Tony Kaye.
Nigel's theatre credits include: Leonato in Much ado about Nothing  (London & National Tour), Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Drayton Theatre, London), Soldier in Arthur Millers Resurrection Blues (Old Vic, London), Duke Frederick in As you like It (Drayton Theatre, London), Scaramouche Jones  in The Seven White Masks of Scaramouche Jones (International Theatre, Frankfurt & National Tour), Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Old English Theatre, Frankfurt, and OJS Theatre, Birmingham)  Emcee in Cabaret (EnglishTheatre, Frankfurt) 'One' in Geoff Thompson's Fragile (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Kings Head Theatre, London), Joe in the original London cast of The Last Session (Acorn Studio, Hackney Empire, London), Kurt  in the original West End production of Grand Hotel (Dominion Theatre, London), Johnny Casino in Grease (Cambridge Theatre, London), Wayne in Joey and Gina’s Wedding (London) and Joey in Jim Cartwright’s Road (London).
Nigel is the artistic director of Nigel Francis Productions. To date the company have produced the musical  Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Germany & UK) Fragile (Edinburgh Fringe, Kings Head Theatre, London) and Scaramouche Jones (Germany & UK tour).
For more information please visit:

Geoff Thompson - Writer & Director
Geoff Thompson is a BAFTA winning writer. He has written forty books (published in 21 languages), he is a multi-award-winning screenwriter, playwright (he was invited into the prestigious Royal Court Young Writers Group) and author of hundreds of articles, many published in national magazines and broadsheets, including The Times. His stage play (Fragile) premiered at the Belgrade Theatre in 2012, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014 and the Kings Head Theatre, London to five star reviews. He work-shopped his most recent play, Food Order at The National Theatre Studio in 2014.
For more information please visit:

with Nigel Francis
Director: Geoff Thompson