Octagon Theatre Bolton presents
By Kathrine Smith
Celebrating new and original writing for the stage
A brand new play about forbidden love in the Sixties.

Bobby works on Woolies' record counter. Ralph dreams of being a teacher. One kiss and they're hooked. But it's Bolton, 1967. Their love is illegal. Can Bobby and Ralph overcome their own demons and defy society to find a way of being together? All I See Is You is a roller-coaster love story inspired by real accounts of queer life from fifty years ago.

“The Octagon's 50th anniversary year coincided with the 50th anniversary of partial decriminalisation of homosexuality. This got me thinking about the stories that haven't been told from that time. The challenges Bobby and Ralph face are based on news reports and biographical accounts from the 1960s. All I See Is You is not just a play about love overcoming prejudice but I hope, a celebration of courage and self-acceptance."  
Kathrine Smith, Writer

Kathrine writes mainly for TV. Her credits include EastEnders, Holby City and Suspects.

Selected from hundreds of submissions for the Octagon’s National Prize, this powerful new duologue will be performed for the first time in our Studio Theatre.
Supported by Frank and Elizabeth Brenan

Additional information



Season Ticket Holders


2pm matinee performances

Sat 14 April

Post Show Talks

Thu 5 & Thu 12 April (free)

Investigate Day

Sat 14 April (Tickets £17 including matinee)


Christian Edwards

Christian Edwards

Ciaran Griffiths

Ciaran Griffiths


Tickets £12