The Kitchen Sink

by Tom Wells Wed 16 Nov - Fri 23 Dec, 2011
Evening Standard, Telegraph
The Times, Financial Times, Independent, Time-Out, Metro
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This is a very good place to come from. Cos it’s knackered and funny and it’s falling in the sea... But it’s not a good place to end up

Things aren't going to plan for one family in Withernsea. Pieces are falling off Martin’s milk float as quickly as he’s losing customers and something’s up with Kath’s kitchen sink. Billy is pinning his hopes of a place at art college on a revealing portrait of Dolly Parton, whilst Sophie’s dreams of becoming a Jiu-Jitsu teacher might be disappearing down the plug hole.

Amid the dreaming, dramas and dirty dishes, something has to give. But will it be Kath or the kitchen sink?

An irresistibly funny and tender play about big dreams and small changes, by Bush Associate Playwright Tom Wells.

The Kitchen Sink is supported by the Simon Gray Award.


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"It's always salutary to be reminded that the best plays can be about the smallest things. While so much drama focuses, rightly, on events of personal or political magnitude, Tom Wells takes as his deceptively small-scale focus four members of a largely happy family whose lives all require a gentle change of gear. The result is comic, poignant and utterly gripping...outstanding"

Evening Standard

"One of the best new plays I have seen anywhere this year, and I cannot recommend it too highly"



Writer - Deirdre Kinahan.
Director - Tamara Harvey
Assistant Director - Oliver Hawes
Sound Designer - Matt McKenzie
Designer - Ben Stones
Lighting Designer - Oliver Fenwick



Leah Brotherhead
Lisa Palfrey
Andy Rush
Steffan Rhodri
Ryan Sampson



Dates - 16 November - 23 December
Times - 7.30pm & 2.30pm (Saturday Matinee)
Saturday Matinees - 26 November, 3, 10, 17 December 2.30pm £15 (£7.50)
Previews - 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22 November £15 (£7.50 concessions)
Prices - £20 (£10 concessions)
Press Night - 23 November 7pm
Audio Described Performance - 3 December 2.30pm
Captioned Performance - 1 December 7.30pm
Equity Night - 29 November (£15 for Equity members)
High Level Supporters' Evening - 30 November
Supporters' Evening - 7 December
bush local preview night - 17th Nov (£10 for members)
Running Time - 2 hours 5 minutes
Please note that this production contains smoking -