Shôn Dale-Jones Presents Hugh Hughes

in a Hoipolloi Production of


The uplifting story of a downfall

The popular and multiple award-winning Welsh emerging artist, Hugh Hughes (FLOATING, STORY OF A RABBIT, STORIES FROM AN INVISIBLE TOWN), returns after six years, bringing his father back to life in this uplifting and heart-warming new show, THE LADDER.

Hugh has become increasingly close to his father since he died. In THE LADDER, Hugh works with his dead father to stage the story of his life. In this renewed relationship, there is so much more room for getting to know each other. As father and son reunite, they open up about their feelings of vulnerability. Creating a new, stronger and closer bond, Hugh and his father celebrate their friendship, 18 years after his father’s death. 

Following hits THE DUKE and ME & ROBIN HOOD, THE LADDER is the third and final show in THE LOOSE CHANGE TRILOGY about our need to empathise more with one another and to recognise the need to support those with less than ourselves. It’s a wonderfully heartwarming and hopeful story about accepting our vulnerability and learning to share what scares us the most.

THE LADDER premieres at Norfolk and Norwich Festival  Fri 17 – Sat 18 May 2019, 7.30pm and then tours to:

PULSE Festival, Ipswich | Tue 04 June 2019 – New Wolsey Theatre Studio, 9.30pm

Latitude Festival, Suffolk | Sat 20 – Sun 21 July 2019

With more dates to follow – so watch this space…

Commissioned by Norfolk and Norwich Festival. In association with Theatre Royal Plymouth & Cambridge Junction.


Our phenomenal ME & ROBIN HOOD audiences have raised over £20,000 for Street Child United this year! A massive thank you, to you all! And the good news is, we're back in 2019, starting in Australia in February and March

Click on the link below for a full list of:

2018 Tour Dates 


343Head DukeOur generous audiences have raised over £50,000 towards Save the Children's Child Refugee Appeals since The Duke premiered. We're so grateful to you all and hope to continue to increase this phenomenal amount throughout 2019.

For a list of where to see The Duke this year including in Australia in February and March, click here.