Welcome to The Institute of Nuts, a crazy school-cum-retreat-cum-prison where people’s names are letters and their reasons for being there are… well… mysterious. Here, E and M run the show and O, P and B do whatever they’re told. Until a rebellion begins.

B arrives for his first day, ready to learn how to be a success in the wider world. Gradually things go from funny to completely farcical, and the skills he learns, such as strength and bravery, go from important and desirable to ridiculous and even threatening. The students protest and discover what the Institute is really all about.


****  A new venue in Deptford offers up a show (…) that moves and should create the right sort of discussion – Everything Theatre

**** Mark Daniels’ new darkly comic play Institute of Nuts at the Matchstick Piehouse Theatre offers a powerful commentary… – The Spy in the Stalls

**** Daniels has written a play which in many ways needed to be written – Smiths Magazine (Goldsmiths) 

Photos by Oli Sones


Written by Mark Daniels

Craig Abbott, Tori Louis, Theo Toksvig-Stewart

Directed by Edwina Strobl

Molly Ward, Christian Andrews