We Were Promised Honey

By Sam Ward

A hopeful, hopeless prophecy for earth and humankind. A story of us, our future, of paradise and how we get there in the end.

‘The show that we’re about to do is a story of the future. The story we’re going to tell is the story of us. I’m going to tell you this now: it doesn’t have a happy end.’

A lone performer tells the story of the future of the audience; what’s going to happen to them in the decades, centuries, millenia after the end of this show. It’s the story of a baby born in a lighthouse, of someone on fire in the middle of the desert, of two lovers reunited in a flooded city, of a spaceship on the edge of a blackhole. Everything has already been decided. This is the story of the end.


“Creates a sense of joyful collective enterprise” Mark Fisher, The Guardian

“A fantastic theatrical experience” Donald Stewart, The Fringe Review

“A truly captivating presence” ***** Katie Hawthorne, The Scotsman

“This is something really special. Storytelling of the finest, with a warm, welcoming narrator and the audience sharing the story telling in a collaborative, non threatening way!” ***** Paul T Davies, British Theatre

Dates, Venues & Tickets

Zaal 3
De Constant Rebecqueplein 20A, 2518 RA Den Haag

22 March 2024 | 20:00
23 March 2024 | 20:00
24 March 2024 | 15:00

Running time

65 Minutes

Ticket prices

Adults: €24
Student /CJP /Under 16/ Guide: €18,50

Recommended age 14+


Zaal 3 has an adapted chair for wheelchair users, which can be removed if you’d prefer to sit in your own wheelchair, as well as space for a friend if you contact them in advance. At the moment their adapted toilet can’t accommodate electric wheelchairs. For more questions about the accessibility of this event, please send an email to production@theenglishtheatre.nl.

Writer/Performer: Sam Ward
Producer: Rhian Davies
Additional Direction: Atri Banerjee
Lighting Design: David Doyle
Sound Design and composition: Carmel Smickersgill
Dramaturgy: Deirdre McLaughlin and Craig Gilbert

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