BROKEN SPACE SEASON

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We've had a series of leaks that have made our lighting grid unsafe to use, so we can't turn the lights on for the next few months while a whole host of surveyors with clipboards help us work out how to fix the problem.

We're not scared of the dark though so we've created The Broken Space Season, a festival of dazzling short works by the brightest writers in the firmament. At 7.30pm you can see one of three new monologues commissioned from three of the UK's most important playwrights; at 8.30pm every night is the centrepiece – the world premiere of ST PETERSBURG by Declan Feenan, a masterpiece in miniature. At 9.30pm – if you dare – you can catch one of six ghostly new plays by six of the most exciting new voices in theatre, all taking place in pitch black.

The Bush is broken but undaunted. Darkened but undimmed.

SEA WALL by Simon Stephens

Directed by George Perrin

Starring Andrew Scott

BUFONIDAE by Bryony Lavery

Directed by Nathan Curry

Starring Kika Markham

THE WAR ON TERROR written and directed by Neil LaBute

Starring Michelle Terry

ST PETERSBURG by Declan Feenan

Directed by James Grieve

Starring Geoffrey Hutchings, Mairead McKinley, Zak Bann-Murray and Bradley Ford

THE FLOODED GRAVE by Anthony Weigh

Directed by Josie Rourke

Starring John Ramm

HE SAID… by Mike Bartlett

Directed by Anthony Weigh

Starring Tom Brooke

TWO CIGARETTES by Jack Thorne

Directed by Anthea Williams

Starring Tom Brooke and Michelle Terry

HIS GHOSTLY HEART by Ben Schiffer

Directed by Hamish Pirie

Starring Rupert Evans and Sinead Matthews

PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY by Lucy Kirkwood

Directed by James Grieve

Starring Rupert Evans and Josephine Butler

LITTLE DOLLS by Nancy Harris

Directed by Charlotte Gwinner

Starring Sinead Matthews and John Ramm

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Cast

Tom Brooke
Michelle Terry
Zac Bann-Murray

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Bradley Ford

Actor

Geoffrey Hutchings

Actor

Mairead McKinnley

Actor

Rupert Evans

Theatre for the Bush includes Fear and the Broken Space Season.

Other theatre includes: Life is a Dream, Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Donmar Warehouse); Romeo and Juliet, King John (RSC); Breathing Corpses (Royal Court); Sweet Panic (Duke of York’s Theatre).

Television includes: World Without End, The Little House, Emma, Monday Monday, The Palace, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Fingersmith, North and South and Sons and Lovers.

Film includes: The Incident, Elfie Hopkins, Sidney Turtlebaum, Agora, Guamtanamero, Otto and Hellboy.

Kika Markham
Sinead Matthews

Theatre includes: Our Class (National Theatre), His
Ghostly Heart, Little Dolls (Bush Theatre)), Women Of
Troy (National Theatre), The Wild Duck (Donmar),You
Never Can Tell (Bath & Tour/West End), The Birthday
Party (West End), The Mandate (Royal National), The
Crucible (Crucible), Spoonface Steinberg (GBS).

Film includes: Wreckers, Nanny McPhee 2, The Boat That Rocked, Spring Of 1941, Happy Go Lucky, Wednesday (short), Pride and Prejudice, Vera Drake.

Television includes: Men Are Wonderful, Half Broken Things, Ideal x 6, Trial and Retribution, Who Gets The Dog, The Hogfather, Viva Las Blackpool, He Knew He Was Right.

John Ramm
Andrew Scott

Theatre Includes Roaring Trade (Soho Theatre); The Vertical Hour (Broadway, Drama league nomination); Dying City (Royal Court); Aristocrats (National Theatre); A Girl In A Car With A Man (Olivier award), Playing the Victim, Crave, Dublin Carol (Royal Court); The Coming World (Soho Theatre); The Cavalcaders (Tricycle); Long Day's Journey Into Night (Gate, Dublin); The Secret Fall of Constance Wilde, Six Characters In Search Of An Author, The Marriage of Figaro, A Woman Of No Importance (Abbey theatre, Dublin); The Lonesome West (Druid/Royal Court)

Television includes John Adams, My life in Film, Band of Brothers, Longitude, The American.

Film includes The Duel, Little White Lie, Dead Bodies, (Best Actor, Irish Film Awards. Shooting Star Award, Berlin FF), Saving Private Ryan, Korea, Nora.

Josephine Butler

Actor

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19 Nov
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19 Nov
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