Nicole Zweiback in Bit of Sunshine


This may be the most powerful thing

I've ever seen one woman do.'



bit of sunshine


★★★★★ "Vivid, often visceral. This may be the most powerful thing I've ever seen one woman do." Ed Fringe Review

★★★★★ "Powerful & brilliant. A must see." Derek Awards

★★★★ "A masterful accomplishment in storytelling. Second-to-none and shouldn’t be missed." Ed Fringe Review


“My disease, it’s like a drug. You feel it deep down, and once you’re hooked it never leaves you. But I want everything I touch... to turn to gold.”

Kira was the perfect teenager. Kira wanted to go to Oxford. But her eating disorder shattered everything in her path. In this new production of Nicole Zweiback's poignant, raw and honest new play a young woman tries to comprehend and overcome anorexia nervosa and bulimia, and the lifelong struggle of addiction. A harrowing story about coming of age in a messy world obsessed with perfection.

The 2016 winner of Best Play at the Stockwell Playhouse One Act Festival, Bit of Sunshine shines a light on a desperate search for hope, even in the darkest of places. This production has been seen at venues across London, including Theatre503, and has enjoyed two extremely successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

“Moments of sheer brilliance.” ★★★★ Ed Fringe Review
“Explosive & truly harrowing...a brave piece of theatre.” ★★★★ Broadway Baby

“A full-bodied, intense and penetrating performance.” ★★★★ London Theatre 1

★★★★ Young Perspective ★★★★ West End Wilma 

Written by Nicole Zweiback

Directed by Katie Coull & Ed Theakston

Designed by Ioana Curelea

Produced by Lola Claire

Since 2016 we have worked alongside and supported BEAT - the UK's largest eating disorder charity. They provide support to those affected by eating disorders, including friends and family, and can also direct you to local support services. We hold a collection at every performance to go towards supporting BEAT's amazing work. For more information on BEAT and the support they can provide, please visit their website here.