by Theo Toksvig-Stewart

How do views differ on when consent has and has not been given? The March 2023 run of this play sparked many discussions and interest from schools. Followed by a Q&A session, this is the ideal way to get students talking on this difficult subject. The production features no nudity, undressing and no re-enacted sex.  It is a sensitive yet powerful portrayal of young love and relationships. Recognised with many 5 Star reviews, Endless Second was subsequently recorded for the BBC. To book for your school and for more info click the button below or email [email protected].

"The best, most thought-provoking show at this year's Fringe."
☆☆☆☆☆ UK Theatre Web
“Powerful, timely, and sensitive, ‘Endless Second’ is as excellent as it is important.” ☆☆☆☆☆ -Three Weeks
"Theo Toksvig-Stewart has crafted a subtle and nuanced script that aims straight towards controversy." ☆☆☆☆ - The List
"It smashes all stereotypes about rape and sexual violence" ☆☆☆☆ Broadway Baby
"A truly compelling piece, stunningly written by Toksvig-Stewart" 
☆☆☆☆ EdFringe Review

Presented by arrangement with Knight Hall Agency Ltd - London


Cast Endless Second

W - Lucia Alvargonzalez 
M - Charlie Bird


Director - Mark Winstanley
Costume - Angela Cacciatore


Sound & Lighting - Lucia Alvargonzalez
Assistand director and Stage Management - Lucia Alvargonzalez
Customer Service Manager -  Gareth Lemon

Lucia Alvargonzalez - plays W

Lucia is a Spanish actress, singer and creative based in Amsterdam, with working credits in both New York City and Madrid.  In 2021, she graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy of New York. This is Lucia's second show with QETC, the first being QETC's 20th anniversary production, CABARET (2022). Her musical theatre credits include Antonia in Man Of La Mancha (2022), Alejandra in Triangle Cruise (2022), Emma in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2019), amongst others. In theatre she’s been part of productions such as The Flogsta Scream (2021), Tirant Lo Blanch (2018) and A Midsummer’s Dream (2017). She’s also directed, produced and starred in several student productions as well as cabarets.

Charlie Bird - plays M

Charlie graduated in English from the University of Leicester in the UK, settling in the Netherlands following a year abroad at Leiden University. Charlie fell in love with acting at a young age and hasn’t stopped since, acting across the Netherlands and the UK. Previous roles include Picasso in Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Don in The Universal Language and Doug in Pillow Talk for Downstage Left . His work for QETC earned him top reviews, namely for playing 40 roles per show in the 2019 and 2021 runs of their comedy spoof, The 39 Steps. Charlie is excited to act in Endless Second and take on the challenges and rewards such a play has to offer.

Mark Winstanley - Director

Mark's acting and directing career began as a child, training with Manchester Youth Theatre and LAMDA. In 2020 he was lead voice actor and dialect coach on the NETFLIX feature film The Forgotten Battle (Slag om de Schelde). In 2021 he appeared in a new TV drama seriew for VPRO, The Spectacular as a BBC journalist. A founder of QETC, in 2019 he appeared in both Scary Bikers and The 39 Steps. He reprised this last role and directed its revival, gaining top reviews, in November 2021.  In autumn 2022 he achieved a 40 year ambition, directing QETC’s 20th Anniversary production of the musical Cabaret. The show was a big success with audiences and critics alike. He has directed many times for QETC, including their modern, gay adaptation of The Importance of Being Earnest