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HighTide Festival Theatre and Lucy Jackson Productions present Mudlarks in association with the Bush Theatre
"Stunning...unforgettable", **** The Times
"This exhilarating three-hander ... a drama played with real vigour and subtlety by its young cast” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian.
"Tension which keeps us fully focussed from beginning to end ... remarkably assured in the writing, the production and the acting " ***** What’s On Stage
The water looks sort of angry, don’t it? Racing across the mud. Like it’s coming for us! Haven’t got long. We have to move soon.
On the muddy banks of the River Thames, downstream from the bright lights of London, three boys hide from the police after a night of thrilling recklessness. Over the course of the freezing night their fears, secrets and dreams emerge, collide and combust revealing the desperate frustration of lives barely led but already ravaged.
Essex-born Vickie Donoghue’s powerful debut exposes the culture she grew up with and sees on a daily basis. With brutal honesty interspersed with flashes of humour she explores how the impulse to dream is futile in the context of a reality that has no space for dreamers. A sell-out show at Theatre503 and HighTide Festival, Mudlarks heralds the arrival of an urgent new voice in British theatre.
Age guide 14 +
Photograph by Alexander Henderson
What the papers say
Writer - Vickie Donoghue
Director - Will Wrightson
Designer - Amy Cook
Sound - Richard Hammarton
Lighting - Will Evans
Casting - Hayley Kaimakliotis
- Lucy Jackson Productions
- HighTide Festival Theatre
Dates - 18 Sept – 20 Oct
Mon - Sat - £24 (£12 concessions), 7.30 pm
Previews - 18, 19 and 20 Sept £18 (£10 concessions)
Saturday matinees - 22 and 29 Sept, 6 and 13 October at 2.30 pm £18 (£10 concessions)
Wednesday matinee - 17 October at 2.30 pm £18 (£10 concessions)
Bush Local members - £12 preview tickets, 10% discount thereafter
Under 26s - £10 tickets - enter code U26MUDLARKS when booking online. Bring proof of ID on collection of tickets.
Audio described performance - Sat 29th September at 2.30pm
Captioned performance - Friday 5th October at 7.30pm
Friends' Evening - The 11th October performance of Mudlarks will be a Friends' Evening in support of HighTide Festival Theatre and Lucy Jackson Productions featuring a Q&A with the team.