30th April and 1st May 2021
25th May – 13th June 2021



‘Of course – as you’ve no doubt guessed – there’s a big ‘But Then’ moment heading this way…’


Aria Entertainment announces the world premiere of Philip Ridley’s one-woman show Tarantula which will be streamed live from the Southwark Playhouse on 30 April and 1 May 2021


Tarantula stars Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia) who made her professional stage debut in Ridley’s Angry in 2017.


It’s a sunny, spring day in East London.
On a street corner, two teenagers kiss.
One of them is Toni. This is her first kiss.
It makes her very happy.


But someone is watching.
Someone who doesn’t care about her happiness at all.
And they’re about to change Toni’s life… forever.


Philip Ridley’s thrilling new play is a startling exploration of identity, memory, love,
and the lengths it takes someone to free themselves from the web of their past.


Georgie Henley



Wiebke Green

Casting Director
Jane Deitch

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment

Behind The Scenes

Footage and Images by Ben Hewis

“This is proper heart in the mouth stuff”
2nd From Bottom


“Ridley the master storyteller is in his element here, with each episode,
however unexpected, being psychologically and emotionally truthful.”
The Arts Desk


“Henley’s performance is exceptional”
A Younger Theatre


“It is an extraordinary, visceral performance from Henley, both physically and vocally”