Exceptional Promise

By Bisola Alabi, Salome Wagaine & Emily Aboud
Book tickets
12 Jun to 22 Jun

Welcome everybody, to the show that asks: Do you belong?

Bright lights, fast pulses and high stakes – three contestants compete through quick-fire rounds and comic detours for the ultimate prize the deed to a house, somewhere to belong, a place to call home. With Brexit debates blazing, the market in flux and the future uncertain, who wouldn’t want a shot at security?

Exceptional Promise is a new gameshow, performed in front of the Studio audience.  A different artist each night will put the Project 2036 creative team through their paces as they fight for the prize of their life.  Artists will include Brian Lobel, Martina Laird, Mary Higgins (Hotter), Kemah Bob and Jodie Mitchell.

Times & Prices

Array ( [0] => Array ( [id] => 115132 [date] => DateTime Object ( [date] => 2019-06-12 19:45:00.000000 [timezone_type] => 3 [timezone] => UTC ) [limited_availability] => [sold_out] => [default_price] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115132 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Studio [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [price_list] => Array ( [0] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115132 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Senior Citizen [is_default] => 0 ) [1] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115132 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Adult [is_default] => 1 ) [2] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115132 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Unemployed (ID Required) [is_default] => 0 ) [3] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115132 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Disabled [is_default] => 0 ) [4] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115132 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Band A [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [5] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115132 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Studio [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [6] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115132 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Bush Connect (Student/Under 26) [is_default] => 0 ) [7] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115132 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Wheelchair User [is_default] => 0 ) ) ) [1] => Array ( [id] => 115133 [date] => DateTime Object ( [date] => 2019-06-13 19:00:00.000000 [timezone_type] => 3 [timezone] => UTC ) [limited_availability] => 1 [sold_out] => 1 [default_price] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115133 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Studio [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [price_list] => Array ( [0] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115133 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Senior Citizen [is_default] => 0 ) [1] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115133 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Adult [is_default] => 1 ) [2] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115133 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Unemployed (ID Required) [is_default] => 0 ) [3] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115133 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Disabled [is_default] => 0 ) [4] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115133 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Band A [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [5] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115133 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Studio [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [6] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115133 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Bush Connect (Student/Under 26) [is_default] => 0 ) [7] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115133 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Wheelchair User [is_default] => 0 ) ) ) [2] => Array ( [id] => 115134 [date] => DateTime Object ( [date] => 2019-06-14 19:45:00.000000 [timezone_type] => 3 [timezone] => UTC ) [limited_availability] => [sold_out] => [default_price] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115134 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Studio [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [price_list] => Array ( [0] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115134 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Senior Citizen [is_default] => 0 ) [1] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115134 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Adult [is_default] => 1 ) [2] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115134 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Unemployed (ID Required) [is_default] => 0 ) [3] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115134 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Disabled [is_default] => 0 ) [4] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115134 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Band A [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [5] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115134 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Studio [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [6] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115134 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Bush Connect (Student/Under 26) [is_default] => 0 ) [7] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115134 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Wheelchair User [is_default] => 0 ) ) ) [3] => Array ( [id] => 115135 [date] => DateTime Object ( [date] => 2019-06-15 19:45:00.000000 [timezone_type] => 3 [timezone] => UTC ) [limited_availability] => [sold_out] => [default_price] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115135 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Studio [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [price_list] => Array ( [0] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115135 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Senior Citizen [is_default] => 0 ) [1] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115135 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Adult [is_default] => 1 ) [2] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115135 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Unemployed (ID Required) [is_default] => 0 ) [3] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115135 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Disabled [is_default] => 0 ) [4] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115135 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Band A [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [5] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115135 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Studio [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [6] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115135 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Bush Connect (Student/Under 26) [is_default] => 0 ) [7] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115135 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Wheelchair User [is_default] => 0 ) ) ) [4] => Array ( [id] => 115136 [date] => DateTime Object ( [date] => 2019-06-17 19:45:00.000000 [timezone_type] => 3 [timezone] => UTC ) [limited_availability] => [sold_out] => [default_price] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115136 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Studio [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [price_list] => Array ( [0] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115136 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Senior Citizen [is_default] => 0 ) [1] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115136 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Adult [is_default] => 1 ) [2] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115136 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Unemployed (ID Required) [is_default] => 0 ) [3] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115136 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Disabled [is_default] => 0 ) [4] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115136 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Band A [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [5] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115136 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Studio [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [6] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115136 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Bush Connect (Student/Under 26) [is_default] => 0 ) [7] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115136 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Wheelchair User [is_default] => 0 ) ) ) [5] => Array ( [id] => 115137 [date] => DateTime Object ( [date] => 2019-06-18 19:45:00.000000 [timezone_type] => 3 [timezone] => UTC ) [limited_availability] => [sold_out] => [default_price] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115137 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Studio [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [price_list] => Array ( [0] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115137 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Senior Citizen [is_default] => 0 ) [1] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115137 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Adult [is_default] => 1 ) [2] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115137 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Unemployed (ID Required) [is_default] => 0 ) [3] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115137 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Disabled [is_default] => 0 ) [4] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115137 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Band A [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [5] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115137 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Studio [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [6] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115137 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Bush Connect (Student/Under 26) [is_default] => 0 ) [7] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115137 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Wheelchair User [is_default] => 0 ) ) ) [6] => Array ( [id] => 115138 [date] => DateTime Object ( [date] => 2019-06-19 19:45:00.000000 [timezone_type] => 3 [timezone] => UTC ) [limited_availability] => [sold_out] => [default_price] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115138 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Studio [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [price_list] => Array ( [0] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115138 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Senior Citizen [is_default] => 0 ) [1] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115138 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Adult [is_default] => 1 ) [2] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115138 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Unemployed (ID Required) [is_default] => 0 ) [3] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115138 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Disabled [is_default] => 0 ) [4] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115138 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Band A [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [5] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115138 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Studio [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [6] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115138 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Bush Connect (Student/Under 26) [is_default] => 0 ) [7] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115138 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Wheelchair User [is_default] => 0 ) ) ) [7] => Array ( [id] => 115139 [date] => DateTime Object ( [date] => 2019-06-20 19:45:00.000000 [timezone_type] => 3 [timezone] => UTC ) [limited_availability] => [sold_out] => [default_price] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115139 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Studio [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [price_list] => Array ( [0] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115139 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Senior Citizen [is_default] => 0 ) [1] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115139 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Adult [is_default] => 1 ) [2] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115139 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Unemployed (ID Required) [is_default] => 0 ) [3] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115139 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Disabled [is_default] => 0 ) [4] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115139 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Band A [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [5] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115139 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Studio [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [6] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115139 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Bush Connect (Student/Under 26) [is_default] => 0 ) [7] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 115139 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Wheelchair User [is_default] => 0 ) ) ) [8] => Array ( [id] => 116532 [date] => DateTime Object ( [date] => 2019-06-21 19:45:00.000000 [timezone_type] => 3 [timezone] => UTC ) [limited_availability] => [sold_out] => [default_price] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 116532 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Studio [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [price_list] => Array ( [0] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 116532 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Senior Citizen [is_default] => 0 ) [1] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 116532 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Adult [is_default] => 1 ) [2] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 116532 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Unemployed (ID Required) [is_default] => 0 ) [3] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 116532 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Disabled [is_default] => 0 ) [4] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 116532 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Band A [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [5] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 116532 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Studio [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [6] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 116532 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Bush Connect (Student/Under 26) [is_default] => 0 ) [7] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 116532 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Wheelchair User [is_default] => 0 ) ) ) [9] => Array ( [id] => 116533 [date] => DateTime Object ( [date] => 2019-06-22 19:45:00.000000 [timezone_type] => 3 [timezone] => UTC ) [limited_availability] => [sold_out] => [default_price] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 116533 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Studio [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [price_list] => Array ( [0] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 116533 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Senior Citizen [is_default] => 0 ) [1] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 116533 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Adult [is_default] => 1 ) [2] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 116533 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Unemployed (ID Required) [is_default] => 0 ) [3] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 116533 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Disabled [is_default] => 0 ) [4] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 116533 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Band A [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [5] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 116533 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 10 [band] => Studio [ticket_type] => Ticket [is_default] => 1 ) [6] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 116533 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Bush Connect (Student/Under 26) [is_default] => 0 ) [7] => Price Object ( [instance_id] => 116533 [serialised_prices] => [display_price] => 8 [band] => Band B [ticket_type] => Wheelchair User [is_default] => 0 ) ) ) )

Details

Dates

12 June - 22 JuneFrom £10

  • Senior Citizen: From £8
  • Adult: From £10
  • Unemployed (ID Required): From £8
  • Disabled: From £8
  • Ticket: From £10
  • Bush Connect (Student/Under 26): From £8
  • Wheelchair User: From £8

Performed in

Studio

Ticket info

We price tickets a little differently at Bush Theatre - here's how and why.

Access details

No additional details


About your visit

How to get here, opening times, offers and concessions, and how to hire one of our wonderful spaces.

Visit our book shop

Play texts for many of our productions can be purchased online. Pop on over to our online book shop.

Created by
Created by
Created by

Cast

bisola BW crop
Bisola Alabi
Bisola is a Playwright who received her law degree from the University of Kent in 2012 and then began her writing career under Soho Theatre's Writers Lab, Ovalhouse, Actors Touring Company (ATC) and Lyric. She also completed a course in screenwriting at the London Academy of Television and Film. Bisola has gone on to create and co-found Next Up Talent showcase, which was hosted at the National Theatre studio. Since then she has been shortlisted for the Bafta Rocliffe film competition, The All3Media/Debbies Award and the James Graham Sketching playwriting competition. Her work has been featured under Soho Theatre, ATC, OvalHouse, Almeida Theatre and ADF/National Theatre.Recently, her work has be featured as part of the Oberon's Hear Me Now audition monologue book collection.
SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES
Salome Wagaine
Salome is a writer and producer from London. She works at Cambridge Junction as Project Manager for Diverse Actions, an initiative that champions cultural diversity for Live Art UK. As an independent producer, she has worked with a number of artists and companies on productions including Queens of Sheba (Nouveau Riche, Camden People's Theatre, October 2018), Kingdom (by Pecs Drag Kings co-directors Celine Lowenthal and Temi Wilkey) and Salty Irina, a new play by Eve Leigh (Ovalhouse, May 2019). She writes a cultural criticism newsletter ('peeledandportioned') and has written for Exeunt, Live Art Development Agency and Tiata Fahodzhi. Salome is a trustee for Filthy Lucre, a contemporary music organisation.
Emily BW crop
Emily Aboud
Emily Aboud is a director, writer and performer from Trinidad & Tobago. She has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh and an MA in Theatre Directing from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. As a freelance director, she has directed at the Leicester Square Theatre, Theatre503 and sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has assistant directed at the Hampstead Theatre, the Gate Theatre and the British Library amoung others. Her first play, “splintered” will be performed for a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She will be directing Salty Irina, a new play by Eve Leigh. She is a part of the Soho Writers’ Lab and writes for a feminist column at the Trinidad Guardian. She performs frequently as a drag king named TriniDad & TooGayThough.

@bushtheatre

@bushtheatre Brilliant. I took part in it one night in Dublin. Great experience.
Stephen Jones
@1stejones
23 May
I’m low key obsessed with the Front of House and Bar team at the @bushtheatre. They’re the loveliest, most fun and… https://t.co/n2f3v45M2w
Emma Coen
@SmallCoen
23 May
@avawongdavies Let’s remember @bushtheatre has the best snack / food options and a Sainsbury’s and Tesco nearby!! Be still my beating heart
Ingrid Banerjee 🚡
@IngridBanerjee
23 May
Such a treat to see @willoconnell in Class @bushtheatre. Witty writing, great acting. Terrifyingly truthful look at education and class.
Victoria Brazier
@BrazierVictoria
23 May
I loved #Yvette @bushtheatre last night. Refreshingly honest, with such a huge heart and soul. @Urielle_KM is 🔥🔥🔥… https://t.co/uOx3mlbXOz
AudreySheffield
@AudreySheff
23 May
In two weeks time we launch @bushtheatre @_ElephantWest funded Buzz from the Bush - a public arts installation that… https://t.co/DYvA67YnKF
Alissa Anne Jeun Yi
@alissa_ajy
20 May

Bush Green

Conversations, dispatches and ideas from the Bush Theatre.

Go to BushGreen
Why did the performance artist walk onto the tv set?

Project 2036 Producer Salome Wagaine discusses the influence of performance art on her upcoming production of Exceptional Promise. What do Britain’s Got Talent, Come Dine With Me, General Hospital, Changing Rooms and Larry Sanders have in common? They’ve all had performance or live artists feature on them. When you hear the term ‘performance art’ in…

Elephant West and Bush Theatre announce a digital collaboration

Elephant West and Bush Theatre announce Buzz from the Bush, a digital collaboration, that will launch on 1 June, showcasing the history of Shepherd’s Bush in a series of prints, installations, animations, and performances. From dissenters to Dickens, chaplains to Charlie, we’re introducing you to Shepherd’s Bush like never before. Join us on a scavenger…

Accessibility in Theatre: Telling d/Deaf Narratives

Accessibility in storytelling lies at the heart of Omar Elerian’s direction of Going Through. In the UK, 1 in 7 of the population are deaf or hard of hearing, with over 156,000 people using BSL nationwide. However, in spite of the vast number of d/Deaf individuals in Britain, inclusion in the national theatre landscape is few…