Estimated Waiting Time

ESTIMATED WAITING TIME is a new play that explores our need for human connection and celebrates the bonds that can be formed in unlikely places.

Norton Priory Museum and Gardens is hosting this free outdoor theatre performance as part of the celebrations for Halton’s Borough of Culture 2021.  This performance is supported by Arts Council England and Windmill Hill Big Local.

Set in a housing estate playground, two local residents Alyssa (42) and Lewis (15) meet by chance one evening whilst both looking for a place to escape their home lives. Isolated and lonely, the pair find a commonality, forming an unlikely friendship through their shared frustration with family, the systems failing them, and a love of storytelling. They go on to share their mutual difficulties, their dreams and aspirations, and the things that hold them back, helping each other see a positive future.

This show is part of the programme for EWT Theatre for the Community CIC, providing free performances of socially relevant theatre to those who have limited opportunity and access,  and is funded by Arts Council England. For more information, or to view a trailer of the performance, please visit

Written by: Mark Lindow
Produced by: Lauren Reed & Holly Joyce
Directed by: Cat Robey

Starring Holly Joyce as Alyssa and Aaron-Louis Cadogan as Lewis
The show is suitable for ages 13 plus

Performance times are as follows:
Wednesday 4th August 2021      Shows at 5:00pm and 7:30pm
Thursday 5th August 2021          Shows at 5:00pm and 7:30pm

Although this is a free event, entry will only be permitted to people with tickets.  You can book tickets from Art Tickets by clicking here.

As this is an outdoor theatre performance, we recommend bringing seats or picnic blankets to sit on.  You are also welcome to bring picnics to enjoy during the performance.


Aug 04 - 05 2021


Norton Priory Museum & Gardens
Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn


Norton Priory Museum & Gardens