Three women navigate the challenges of womanhood in Low Level Panic, which is coming to Hitchin's Queen Mother Theatre.

The play, by Clare McIntyre, follows twenty-something flatmates Mary, Jo and Celia in 1988 as they confront societal pressures, body image insecurities and the enduring bonds of sisterhood.

The Comet: The play follows flatmates Mary, Jo and CeliaThe play follows flatmates Mary, Jo and Celia (Image: QMT)

A description of the play reads: "McIntyre's sharp wit and insightful storytelling illuminate the resilience and solidarity that define their friendship, offering a compelling tribute to the profound connections that sustain us in the face of adversity."

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Performances will take place from Tuesday, April 30 to Saturday, May 40.

A licensed bar will be available.

Clare McIntyre's play premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 1988, and won the Samuel Beckett Award.


The play was revived at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond in 2017.

Considered a 1980s precursor to Fleabag, The Queen Mother Theatre is proud to present this "vibrant, funny and moving" play about friendship and the challenges young women face on a daily basis.

The Stage described the play as "Sharply observed, and often very funny… a beautifully realised snapshot of the relationship between three women, their rivalry, humour and mutual support".