By Simon Stephens Wed 4 - Sat 28 Feb, 2004

A child goes missing, vanishes into thin air. The witnesses statements are inconclusive and the police struggle without a clear case or understanding of a criminal motive. Like ripples from a stone in calm water, five characters, each with a different degree of separation from this tragic event, go about their lives trying to make sense of the unfathomable.

A beautiful slow-burning and lyrical play about loss and devotion.


What the papers say

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'To my shame, I've not seriously registered this fine young dramatist before. Good to see his light emerge from beneath its bushel and irradiate the Bush.'

The Times

'Great reckonings in small rooms is what the Bush excel at and One Minute, in its unsensational and imperfect way, is precisely that...a grip on your imagination that just won't let it go.'


Direction - Gordon Anderson
Design - Anthony MacIlwaine
Lighting Design - Nigel Edwards
Music - Julian Swales


cast includes

Teresa Banham
Lucy Black
Tom Ellis
Sarah Paul
Simon Wolfe