AIRSICK

By Emma Frost Wed 8 Oct - Sat 8 Nov, 2003

Because life might just take you somewhere you don't want to go

Check in for this turbulent black comedy about love, loneliness and how we shape our future.

Lucy thinks she's finally cracked the love thing - Joe, her handsome
American boyfriend is moving over to London. So how come he seems to be heading for the emergency exit? Lucy's best friend Scarlet is on an endless carousel of losers, users and married men. Her Dad just thinks we're all better off flying solo.

But when mysterious Kiwi Gabriel arrives in their midst and starts showing an unhealthy interest in Lucy, it seems that everyone's baggage is finally coming out on display.

What does it take to escape the past? And what can you do when people just make you sick?

 

What the papers say

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'In Emma Frost's brilliant debut, airsickness is a potent metephore for sexual anxiety, childhood memory and emotional constipation. Yes, it sounds weird, but it all makes sense on stage.'

Whatsonstage.com

'As so often at the Bush, this play directed by Mike Bradwell takes an oblique view of society today, penetrating beneath the veneer of happiness to people's inner selves. He has a knack of finding new playwrights who are able to invent entirely believable characters and give them great depth. That is a rare talent.'

The British Theatre Guide

creatives

Direction - Mike Bradwell
Designer - Es Devlin
Lighting Designer - Jason Taylor
Sound Designer - Nick Manning

 

cast includes

Susannah Doyle
Peter Jonfield
Eric Loren
Celia Robertson
Gideon Turner

 

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