World Premiere

Based on the book Right from Wrong by Jacob Dunne.

Teenager Jacob lives in The Meadows, Nottingham. Like his mates, he spends Saturday nights drinking, sometimes dabbling with drugs, and often looking for a bit of trouble. One night in Old Market Square, his friend squares up to a stranger. Jacob wades in and throws one single punch – with fatal consequences.

Released from prison, lost and haunted by guilt, his life spirals until, out of the blue, the parents of his victim ask to meet him. Their quest for answers results in an unlikely connection and Jacob’s life begins to turn around. This important and fascinating new play shows us the incredible power of forgiveness, whilst asking important questions about toxic masculinity, class and our education system.

Nottingham’s James Graham is one of Britain’s most celebrated writers, winning multiple Olivier Awards, as well as BAFTA, Emmy and Tony Award nominations.




“Our premier state-of-the-nation playwright”
The Telegraph


Writer James Graham
Director Adam Penford
Production Designer Anna Fleischle
Lighting Designer Robbie Butler
Sound Designer and Composer Alexandra Faye Braithwaite
Casting Director Christopher Worrall CDG
Props Supervisor Kate Margretts
Linbury Associate Designer Tallulah Caskey
Patricia Davenport Company and Stage Manager
Deputy Stage Manager Sarah Jenkins
Assistant Stage Manager Emily Humphrys
Talking Circles Designer Imogen Melhuish

Schools and Groups


Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on full price tickets.

Discount will be automatically applied on the ‘Checkout’ screen. Book up to 20 tickets online with the groups discount, discounts vary per performance and are subject to availability.

See the list of discounted performances on the Group Discounts Page.

Have a large group looking to attend? Please email and a member of the team will be able to assist.


Show tickets for school pupils are £13.50 each (one teacher goes free with every 10 tickets purchased). Find out more about School Visits here and book by calling Box Office on 0115 941 9419.


We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning, Reduced Capacity, Relaxed Performance and Audio Description for this production.

Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services.

Find out more about Access at Nottingham Playhouse here.