IF THERE IS I HAVEN'T FOUND IT YET by Nick Payne

'a comic tour de force' **** Evening Standard 'devastating' **** Guardian 'flawless' Stage 'a constant delight' **** Telegraph 'warmth and wit' **** Financial Times 'knockout' **** TimeOut 'splendid' **** Independent Sat 17 Oct - Sat 21 Nov, 2009

Surviving school as a fat kid is tough enough. When your Mum's a teacher, it's hell. What's more, Anna's Dad is obsessed with saving the world and her maverick uncle Terry is dossing on the couch.

When Anna hits back at the bullies, she finds herself suspended from school and stuck at home with hapless Terry trying to save her. But Terry needs saving himself, and as the bond between the two deepens, Anna finds herself swept up in a friendship she can't live without.

Nick Payne won the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright 2009.

 
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FOUR STARS
'Nick Payne is a fantastically idiosyncratic and sharply observant playwright, and his If There Is I Haven't Found it Yet at the Bush is a very enjoyable comedy about getting it wrong.'

Lyn Gardner, Guardian

FOUR STARS
'A comic tour de force'

Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard

creatives

Direction - Josie Rourke
Design - Lucy Osborne
Lighting - Oliver Fenwick
Sound - Emma Laxton

 

cast includes

Michael Begley
Pandora Colin
Ailish O'Connor
Rafe Spall

 

details

Dates - 17 October-21 November
Mon-Sat - 7.30pm
Previews - 17, 19-21 October 7.30pm (£13 (£9 concs))
Saturday Matinees - 24, 31 October, 7, 14, 21 November 2.30pm (£13)
Press Night - 22 October 7pm
Audio Described Performance - 27 October 7.30pm
Captioned Performance - 28 October 7.30pm
Prices - £15 (£13 concs)