6 extra performances added - now playing until 22 Aug! **** Time Out 'Deliciously offbeat' Evening Standard 'Witty sketches abound' thelondonpaper Wed 29 Jul - Sat 22 Aug, 2009

Following on from the success of 50 Ways to Leave your Lover and 50 Ways to Leave your Lover at Christmas, the Bush has commissioned five of London's hottest new Playwrights Zawe Ashton, James Graham, Joel Horwood, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and Michelle Terry for our next audience inspired summer romp

You can insure your car, your luggage and your pets against loss: why not your dignity? lets you do just that. Make your claim and we'll send you back others' tales of humiliation and ignominy to cheer you up. Our crack team of playwrights will then use our favourite stories (anonymously of course) to create a show that will make you laugh, cry, cringe, and hold your head up high once more.

For all those of you who have unwittingly tucked your skirt into your knickers, pestered your ex with drink-and-dial or decided that your sister's wedding was the ideal time to try your hand at breakdancing, is the ideal collective therapy - hilarious, revealing and oddly touching.

Come all ye undignified, you have nothing left to lose.

Bush On Tour
Drum Theatre Plymouth 1-4 July
Tobacco Factory Theatre 9-11 July
Latitude Festival 16-19 July
Ustinov @ Theatre Royal Bath 23-25 July
LIFT Molten Festival, Barking 25 August


What the papers say

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'The cast of four are superb... Katie Lyons combines the comic eye of a young Catherine Tate with the energy of a rocket, while Drysdale proves why she's enjoying an increasingly prolific stage career. Look out for this one when it transfers to London - officially my pick of Latitude thus far.'

Theo Bosanquet,

'Superb acting...undoubtedly the theatre tent's audience favourite.'

Alistair Smith, The Stage


Direction - Anthea Williams
Design - Lisa Royle
Lighting - David Alcorta
Sound - David Gregory
Music - Arthur Darvill
Choreography - Adam Penford


cast includes

Kathryn Drysdale
Katie Lyons
Felix Scott
Hugh Skinner



Commissioned by - bushfutures
Dates - 29 July - 15 August
Prices - £15 (£13 concessions and previews)