By Adam Brace Tue 3 Mar - Sun 26 Apr, 2009

A HighTide Production in collaboration with the National Theatre and The Bush Theatre.

For every guy trying to be a pro, there's a psychopath. And for every psychopath, there's a cowboy.

When a mercenary goes missing en route to Iraq, his closest surviving friend embarks on a hunt across the post-war Middle East

Stovepipe is an indoor promenade performance at a location in Shepherds Bush; audiences observe the unravelling of this original drama whilst being guided through five-star hotel bars, seedy brothels, and war-torn desert landscapes.

The venue for Stovepipe performances is: West 12, The Broadway, Shepherds Bush W12. There is a bar and cloakroom onsite; please follow the signs within the centre.

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'A rivetingly intelligent, action-packed play. Stovepipe deserves a West End-size audience.'

Christopher Hart, Sunday Times

'Gripping...Stovepipe is like Gregory Burke's Black Watch crossed with the epic theatrical installations of Punchdrunk. Exhillaratingly convincing.'

Kate Basset, Independent on Sunday


Direction - Michael Longhurst
Producers - Samuel Hodges & Steven Jon Atkinson
Dramaturg - Jack Bradley
Design - takis
Lighting Design - Matt Prentice
Sound Design - Steve Mayo
Voice - John Tucker
Casting - Joyce Nettles


cast includes

Shaun Dooley
Christian Bradley
Niall Macgregor
Eleanor Matsuura
Sargon Yelda



Run Time - 90mins with no interval
Ticket Price - £15-20
Location - West 12, The Broadway, Shepherds Bush W12- an indoor promenade performance.
Age - Suitable for 14 years+
Advice - Patrons are advised to wear comfortable shoes and dress warmly.