ARTEFACTS

Sold out

nabokov in association with the Bush Theatre presents the World premiere of ARTEFACTS by Mike Bartlett

Sixteen-year-old Kelly has never known her Dad. Turns out he?s from Iraq, which her mum never mentioned, and he?s brought an ancient Mesopotamian vase as some kind of present. But Kelly doesn?t want a vase. She wants her Dad to stay and get to know her. It?s not the reunion either of them expected and for Kelly, it?s the beginning of an epic and dangerous journey.

Mike Bartlett has been described as ?One of the most exciting new talents to emerge in recent times? (The Stage). His first play My Child was called ?Brutal, thrilling, unmissable? (Evening Standard) and ?The theatrical equivalent of a firecracker? (Metro).

nabokov is a national and international touring new writing company dedicated to developing and producing new work that responds to contemporary agendas. nabokov's last production, the World Premiere of Edmund White's TERRE HAUTE ('Topical, transgressive and thrillingly dramatic' – Telegraph) played Trafalgar Studios last year and opens in New York in 2009.

National Tour 2008

26 & 27 March

Emlyn Williams Theatre, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold.

7 & 8 April

The McCarthy Studio, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.

10 – 12 April

Ustinov Studio, Bath Theatre Royal

23 eve & 24 April mat & eve

Salberg Studio, Salisbury Playhouse.

30 April

Norwich Playhouse.

1 ? 2 May

Mercury Theatre, Colchester.

6 ? 10 May

Drum Theatre Plymouth.

New York

21 May – 8 June 2008

59East59 Theaters, New York, NY 10022

This is a past event
Music
Producer
Lighting
Designer

Cast

Lizzy Watts

Actor

Karen Ascoe

Actor

Peter Polycarpou

Actor

Mouna Albakry

Actor

Amy Hamdoon

Actor

@bushtheatre

I cannot fucking WAIT to watch this and you should book to watch it too. https://t.co/hsKjvKh80R
Harry
@HarrietMould
20 Jan
Counting down the hours until we'll be watching this tonight!! https://t.co/vtra4Me6e5
StrongBack Productions
@StrongBackProd
20 Jan
Bout to go to the theatre. First time in a year. Cheers @bushtheatre #overflowonline
Frankie Meredith
@frankiemeredith
20 Jan
WATCH THIS SHOW https://t.co/1SIYTsWKGc
Bobby Harding
@bobby_harding_
20 Jan
Gonna remind you all that @bushtheatre are looking after you this week with this bloody brilliant piece of theatre.… https://t.co/P2NSQVwhx6
Pound Arts
@poundarts
20 Jan
Tonight's performance of 'Overflow' from @bushtheatre was captivating. From the set, to Reece Lyons' electric perf… https://t.co/VlcslBTNa9
Jamie Sergeant
@Jamieserge
19 Jan

Bush Green

Conversations, dispatches and ideas from the Bush Theatre.

Go to BushGreen
Our doors are closed for now, but our work continues

Due to the latest government COVID-19 restrictions, the Bush Theatre building is now temporarily closed to the public.   Thank you to everyone who has been able to visit and support us since we reopened. It was a joy to be able to welcome you back into our spaces.  We are determined to find ways…

A conversation with Julie Spencer

As the first Black woman to take up a senior role in a UK conservatoire, Julie Spencer made history as Director of the School of Acting at ArtsEd.  Her appointment has already seen huge change, with 58% of the 2019/20 intake of students on the BA Acting Course identifying as Black, Asian or minority ethnic.…

The Protest Series: Black Lives Matter [Audio Described and Transcript]

The Protest is a series of six pieces released during lockdown by black creators in our writing community as a response to the killing of George Floyd, and its impact on black Britons. Content warning: the following films all contain themes of racism. Hey Kid by Matilda Ibini [Audio Described] Matilda is a bionic playwright…