American Boy & Screwface

Sold out
Part of Radar 2014

RADAR is the Bush Theatre's annual festival of new writing, featuring new shows, sneak peeks and a host of late-night events. Every night is different, so scroll down to see what's included in your ticket.

American Boy

by Hetain Patel
Co-produced and Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells, London. Co-produced by BDE London 2012 Consortium.
Following the success of his performance works TEN and Be Like Water, visual artist and performer, Hetain Patel takes once again to the stage, this time as a solo performer.

Delving into American movie and homegrown TV culture, Patel reveals how much movies influence us and in a personal and humorous take on identity shape-shifting shakes up our conception of who we are. Through a playful synthesis of vocal and physical imitations, he conjures up film characters from his playground days: see Agent Smith from the Matrix get physical with Spider-Man whilst Eddie Murphy argues with Michael Caine. American Boy follows Hetain’s international success with the TED Talk version of his stage work Be Like Water, recently reaching over 2 million views. Hetain is a Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate and a Live at LICA supported Artist.

 


 

Screwface

by Rikki Beadle-Blair
presented by Team Angelica
In a high-security youth offenders unit a group of teenage murderers gather for their first ever drama workshop. After initial resistance, the hi-jinks give way to shocking and surprisingly moving revelations. An adrenalin-filled hour on a theatrical rollercoaster, featuring a stunning young cast.

 


Cast, Creatives and Credits

American Boy
Writer & Performer Hetain Patel (using quotes from films)
Dramaturgs Michael Pinchbeck, Eva Martinez
Associate Choreographer Lorena Randi
Light Design Jackie Shemesh
Costume Hetain Patel
Video & Set Design Jackie Shemesh, Hetain Patel
Production Manager Austin Lawler
Digital Consultant Barret Hodgson
Producer Gwen Van Spijk
Co-produced and Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells, London. Co-produced by BDE London 2012 Consortium. Development supported by Mercy, Liverpool, and Penned in the Margins, London. American Boy is supported with public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Screwface
Writer & Director Rikki Beadle-Blair

This is a past event 08 Nov 2014
Marvellous
The Guardian on American Boy

Photo & video

@bushtheatre

Retweeted Wil Johnson (@1lwilakawiljohn): #UncleBrod #LeaveTaking @bushtheatre opens TONIGHT 25th May-30th June RT… https://t.co/wy5IxIdceV
🍓Fraser´s Ridge 🇧🇷
@FrasersRidgeBr
25 May
Kelle Bryan
@kellebryan
25 May
Glyn-Oh behave!🦉❤🌹
@GlynisSpencer
25 May
Wil Johnson
@1lwilakawiljohn
25 May
I'm absolute ecstatic to be cast for this play, I cannot wait to make my London debut at the @bushtheatre, it's goi… https://t.co/4v94UxBwzU
Nicky Priest
@nickycomedy1
25 May

Bush Green

Conversations, dispatches and ideas from the Bush Theatre.

Go to BushGreen
Meet the Cast: Jellyfish by Ben Weatherill

Meet the cast of Jellyfish. It’s the story of a first kiss, chips by the beach and coming of age with Down’s Syndrome in a seaside town. “I know what people say. How they treat us. But that’s their problem. No one else should give a fuck.” Kelly likes dirty jokes and finding creatures washed up…

Meet the Writer: Kalungi Ssebandeke

We’re excited to announce the recipient of the Bush’s new Passing the Baton Commission for the main house as Kalungi Ssebandeke. Passing the Baton is a three-year programme to rediscover artists of colour who carved their way through British playwriting with distinction. In 2018 we introduce you to Leave Taking by Winsome Pinnock, a playwright on whose shoulders we stand.…

Bush Favourite Reads: Caribbean Diaspora

Ahead of our contemporary revival of Winsome Pinnock’s Leave Taking, I asked the Bush Theatre team for their favourite reads by the Caribbean diaspora and subsequent generations. Not limited by form, these personal reflections cover poetry, theatre, nonfiction and novels. We wanted to take stock in this 70th anniversary year of the arrival of the HMS…