EIGENGRAU

by Penelope Skinner
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Strawberry Vale Productions in association with Western Edge Plays and the Bush Theatre present

Eigengrau


[ay-gen-gr-ow ] – noun intrinsic light; the colour seen by the eye in perfect darkness

Rose believes in true love and leprechauns. Her flatmate Cassie is engaged in a fervent struggle against patriarchal oppression.

Across London, Mark believes in the power of marketing. His flatmate Tim Muffin is engaged in a fervent struggle to get out of bed in the morning.

When circumstance throws them together, all four have their beliefs tested to devastating effect in a biting black comedy about trying to connect in a city where Gumtree can sometimes feel like your closest friend.

*Age rating 15+. Please be advised, this play contains scenes of a sexually explicit nature, real cigarettes and strobe lighting. Please call the Box Office for more information

Post-show Events:

We've also lined up some special FREE post-show events on the following dates:

23rd March – Feminist Panel Discussion


Responding to some of the issues raised in Eigengrau, a panel of women including Kat Banyard (author of The Equality Illusion: The Truth About Women and Men Today) and Tessa Walker (Paines Plough's Literary Director) will be discussing feminism in the modern day.

29th March – Response Plays


A selection of talented new playwrights (including Andrew Keatley, E V Crowe, Paula B Stanic and Tom Wells) have each written a short play in response to Eigengrau. They will be performed on the Bush stage following the performance.

Direction by: Hannah Dickinson, Ant Stones, Tim Hoare & Ed Viney.

Events will take place at the end of the show and run for 30-40 minutes. Open to all Eigengrau ticket holders. Subject to availability

This is a past event 10 Mar 2010 to 10 Apr 2010
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Cast

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Alison O’Donnell

Alison is currently reprising her leading regular role in the BBC’s Shetland series opposite Douglas Henshall.

Her theatre credits include Boys (Headlong), Yerma (Gate Theatre and Hull Truck Theatre), The Hard Man (Scottish Theatres Consortium), My Romantic History (Bush Theatre/Sheffield Crucible), Eigengrau (Bush Theatre), Dolls (National Theatre of Scotland), Lady Windermere's Fan (Oran Mor), The Assassination of Paris Hilton (Racked), Mad Funny Just (Creased), 1 in 5 (Hampstead Theatre Daring Pairings), Phaedre (Offstage), Barren (Old Vic New Voices - The 24 Hour Plays), The Ghost Sonata (Goat and Monkey) and Broken Road (Hush Productions).

Her television credits include Shetland (BBC), Holby City (BBC), Feel the Force (Catherine Bailey Productions).

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John Cummins

Theatre includes: The Good Soul of Szechuan
(Manchester Library Theatre), A Stab In The Dark
(Kings Head/Latitude Festival), Our Country?s Good
(The Watermill), Edward II (B.A.C.), Pains of Youth
(Belgrade), Romeo and Juliet (B.A.C.), The Reporter,
The Alchemist (National Theatre), The Strindberg
Project ( National Theatre Studio), The Beaver Coat
(The Finborough).

Television includes: Eastenders, Holby City, Doctors, Banged up Abroad.

Radio includes: London Calling, To Sicken And So Die, A Fare To Remember, Small Gods, Twice Brightly, Hold My Breath, The Voice of God, Troilus and Cressida, The Fountain Overflows, Agatha Rasin, Clare in the Community.

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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.

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Geoffrey Streatfeild

Theatre includes: The Contingency Plan: On the Beach and Resilience (Bush Theatre); Pains of Youth, The History Boys, The Bacchai (National); Journey's End (West End); Henry VI Parts 1, 2 & 3, Richard III, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, Henry V (RSC); Nathan the Wise, Merchant of Venice (Chichester).

TV includes: Ashes to Ashes, Hunter, Elizabeth I, 20,000 Streets Under the Sky, Midsomer Murders, Timewatch, The Other Boleyn Girl, Love in a Cold Climate, Sword of Honour.

Film includes: Angel, Matchpoint, Kinky Boots.

@bushtheatre

Monica Dolan's 'The B*easts' at @bushtheatre is brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Also horrible. But mostly brilliant.
Amy Guyler
@AmyGuyler
21 Feb
thought provoking, captivating and really bloody brilliant... loved seeing The B*easts today @bushtheatre
Louisa Sexton
@Louisa_Sexton
21 Feb
The B*easts is intense and unexpectedly subtle. Superb show from @MonicaDolan. Bet the marketing people are irke… https://t.co/MkgrMDsHV2
Michael Smith
@Michael_Cog
21 Feb
Star-studded press night for @MonicaDolan's B*easts @bushtheatre. Discussing on #SaturdayReview @BBCRadio4 this wee… https://t.co/JTIjETO7qW
Viv Groskop
@VivGroskop
21 Feb
Well, @MonicaDolan show #TheBeasts @bushtheatre is so thoughtful, clever and provocative. I loved it. Superb writin… https://t.co/Fu8bzeJ0su
Tom Brennan
@TBrennanBristol
21 Feb
There are still tickets for THE B*EASTS this afternoon 2.30pm at The Bush if you feel like a cheeky midweek matinee X
Monica Dolan
@MonicaDolan
21 Feb

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