The Greatest Hits of Lily and John

Tritone Theatre presents ‘The Greatest Hits of Lily and John’ at Pleasance Courtyard, 3rd - 28th August 2022!
Originally programmed as part of VAULT festival 2022, we were supported for previews rehoused for 3 nights at The Other Palace in March.
AND NOW - We're heading to the FRINGE!

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    Tritone Theatre presents ‘The Greatest Hits of Lily and John’ at The Other Palace 8-10th March 2022.


    The Greatest Hits 

    of Lily and John

    “Sorry, I did all I could, horsey doesn’t breathe too good. 

    Sorry, I did all I could, still they say that I’m no good”

    Lily hasn’t heard from John in over 4 weeks. John’s depression has spiralled and he’s video recording a final goodbye. But when his ex-girlfriend, and now co-dependent best friend, bursts in catching him in the act, he lies and says it’s material for a new play. About a dressage horse.

    So ensues a weird and wonderful journey in which they enact a thinly veiled guise of their own lives. They sing, they dance, they fight, they talk about their deepest struggles whilst dressed as horses.

    The Greatest Hits of Lily and John is a semi auto-biographical, modern folk gig-play featuring original music exploring loneliness, creativity and how friendship and conversation can inspire change. Raising awareness in partnership with The Listening Place, HiS charity and HUMEN.

    If you would like to see the production, tickets can be purchased here.

    The Greatest Team


    Calum Sivyer as John AND FOUNDER/WRITER/MUSIC - Calum is currently performing in the Windmill Theatre's Cabaret in the West End


    Rosanna Adams as Lily AND FOUNDER/WRITER- Rosanna recently made her professional debut in The Mirror and the Light for the RSC at the Gielgud Theatre. Dir. Jeremy Herrin. 


    Alex Howarth - DIRECTOR. Alex is an award winning theatre director and writer based in London.

    He was the assistant director on La Traviata at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in January 2020. He conceived, directed and co-wrote We Live By the Sea which opened the Brits Off Broadway season at 59E59 Theatres in New York, where it was Critic's Pick and Top Theatre of the Year in the New York Times. Nominated for a Fringe First and Off West End Awards for Best Production and Best Ensemble, it also ran at the SoHo Playhouse Off-Broadway, and won Best Theatre, Critics Choice, and Peace Foundation Awards and was in the Top 5 Shows To See in The Guardian during two seasons at Adelaide Festival.


    Tritone Theatre

    We are a new company which was formed whilst training together at the Oxford school of drama in 2020. 

    Tritone Theatre blends folk music with modern theatre. We aim to tell authentic stories about people struggling to be themselves in our ever more uncertain world, and through music, humour and movement we aim to embrace the absurdity of the human experience. We bring personal folklores and taboo subjects to life, in the hope that we leave our audiences feeling less alone.

    Instagram: @tritone_theatre_

    Twitter: @tritonetheatre

    The Greatest Budget

    The money raised will go straight into facilitating this run by;

    • Paying our team
    • Rehearsal Spaces 
    • Small budget for set and costume
    • Marketing and advertising
    • Transport for our double bass!
    • Extra Covid measures
    • Insurance (boring, but necessary!)

    We prioritise paying artists fairly! Funds will go directly into paying everyone on the team for their incredible and hard work: 2 actors, 2 musicians, producer, director, movement director, lighting designer, and sound operator.

    We have priced the tickets at £11.50. This limits our overall income possibility, but means the show is financially accessible to more people!


    Because of the VAULT cancellation, we weren’t able to receive or reapply for Art’s Council funding, and have drastically halved our original show budget. Overall cost of the show is now £4,449.

    The Other Palace has given us a fantastic deal, mirroring the VAULT festival at a 70/30 box office split. The additional £1,449 will come from ticket sales at 60% capacity. 

    Any and all contributions will help us get there. Of course, we are aware that the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has had a huge effect on everyone's finances and may well make a financial donation to our project impossible. If this is the case, please know that a share on social media can be just as valuable these days! Share, post, story and help get us up and running….

    Audience Feedback from previews at 'Old School Festival' July 2021:

    'A very real and relatable account of depression.' 'It was very moving'

    'Jumps between the mundanity of modern life and colourful, childlike make-believe.'

    'Loved it! The show was about friendship without judgement.'

    'The music was amazing' 'Darkly hilarious' 'Raw and relatable'

    The Greatest Partners

    listening place

    The Listening Place is a charity who offer free, confidential and ongoing face-to-face listening, by appointment, to people who feel that life is no longer worth living.

    The Listening Place was conceived in 2015 and set up in 2016 in London, by a group of volunteers with a great deal of experience in supporting the suicidal. They had recognised that there is little on going face-to-face support available for many people with chronic suicidal feelings, and that some of this support can be given by well trained and professionally supervised volunteers. They are currently supporting 1100 people in ongoing appointments at their two bespoke sites in London. They plan to open a third this year.

    For more info:

    Volunteer application form:


    HUMEN. Changing the face of what it means to be a man.

    HUMEN is a movement to improve and maintain men's mental health through campaigning and The HUMEN Space. This is our core service - The HUMEN space: the Gym for Your Mind. These are non-clinical, non-judgemental and appealing safe spaces for men to talk, connect and listen on a regular basis. We can stop our men from falling in the river in the first place, instead of fishing them out with clinical intervention, which comes too late for so many. Our work is to champion empathy and compassion among men, connecting with our feelings and exposing the toxicity of phoney toughness.

    Men are half as likely to be diagnosed with depression, but three times more likely to take their own lives. 14 men die every day, it’s the biggest killer of under 45s in the UK. 1 father, son husband or brother killing himself today is a tragedy. 14 is an emergency.

    We’re lighting a better way forward and together can change the course of a generation.

    You are human. I am human. We are HUMEN.

    For more info:


    HiS Charity was created after the devastating loss of Tim, we would like to dedicate HiS charity to him, along with other family members from the HiS team. Too many men struggle unsupported and HiS is determined to be there for other men who may feel like Tim did. We hope that its services can prevent another suicide, another family from going through that heartache.

    The whole of the HiS team knows what you are going through. Each member of its structure has had lived experience with their own mental health struggles, from trustees, and senior management to the backbone of its organisation, the Keyworkers.

    We are REAL people for REAL people. This is why our service is highly effective. The charity was founded by its CEO Jules Morris after the devastating loss of her dear friend Tim. The loss of knowing he is no longer with us now was too great.

    Jules has spent most of her adult life working in adult and children’s services with mental health. This, as well as her own lived experience with her own anxiety made his death even more tragic to her.

    With that knowledge, she formulated a service that literally supports men 100% by walking with them through their journey. 

    Here at HiS we have adopted the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, this is a theory by Abraham Maslow, which puts forward that people are motivated by five basic categories of needs: physiological, safety, love, esteem, and self-actualization.

    Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a motivational theory in psychology comprising a five-tier model of human needs, often depicted as hierarchical levels within a pyramid. From the bottom of the hierarchy upwards, the needs are: physiological (food and clothing), safety (job security), love and belonging needs (friendship), esteem, and self-actualization.

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