Forget Me Not

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A Bush Theatre and HighTide Festival Theatre production.

The longest journey home this Christmas…

In Australia, Gerry hopes to meet his mother for the first time. Despite being almost sixty, he has spent his whole life believing he’s an orphan.

In Liverpool, Mary brews a good, strong pot of tea. Nothing posh. But she’s as nervous as a pig at a butcher’s.

Determined to uncover his past, Gerry and his daughter Sally embark on an extraordinary journey home – halfway across the world – in a precarious bid to bring their family together.


Through a programme created by the British Government and eagerly supported by an Australia in the throes of its ‘White Australia’ policy, between 1945 and 1968 over three thousand British children were told they were orphans and sent to Australia on a promise of warmth, fresh air, abundant food and opportunity. Instead they arrived to deprived institutions where neglect and abuse were the norm. Tom Holloway’s tender new play unearths a secret buried by time that, in turn, exposes a world of historical injustices currently in the limelight.


This European premiere reunites the Bush with HighTide Festival Theatre (Incognito by Nick Payne, 2014) and is directed by HighTide’s award-winning Artistic Director, Steven Atkinson.

For this co-production HighTide Festival Theatre is supported by Lansons, the Richard Carne Trust and Royal Victoria Hall Foundation.

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“Stirring testament to a robbed generation”
Evening Standard
“A highly relevant play that mixes strong personal emotion with an equally powerful political point.”
ArtsDesk
“Intensely powerful child-migrant drama.”
The Guardian
"[Eleanor Bron] shines with fresh-lit love and sadness.”
Time Out

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Eleanor Bron
Eleanor Bron is well known for being the voice of Carol Tregorran in BBC Radio 4's The Archers. Her major film credits include Ken Russell’s Women In Love, the children’s classic A Little Princess and the 2012 costume drama Hyde Park on Hudson. She has worked extensively in television and theatre. On stage she has appeared in The Late Middle Classes (Donmar Warehouse),  All About My Mother (Old Vic), The Miser, The White Devil, The Duchess of Malfi and The Cherry Orchard (all National Theatre).
Russell Floyd
Russell Floyd is best known to television viewers as Michael Rose in EastEnders and as D.C. Ken Drummond in The Bill. His theatre credits include Sir Courtly Nice (RSC), Going To A Party (National Theatre), The Importance Of Being Earnest (Oxford Playhouse), Privates On Parade (Westcliff Palace Theatre), Dracula (Hull Truck), Up And Under (Swansea Theatre Royal), Fit And Proper People (Soho Theatre), the title role in Hangman (Tristan Bates) and, most recently, Happy Birthday Sunita (Watford Palace Theatre and UK / International Tour). Other television credits include London’s Burning, Casualty, Doctors, Dream Team, Frank Stubbs Presents and The Fridge.
Sarah Ridgeway
Theatre credits include: A Taste of Honey (Salisbury Playhouse), Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare's Globe), Days of Significance, Titus Andronicus, Candide and A Mad World, My Masters (RSC), You Can't Take it With You and The Acrington Pals (The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester), Sucker Punch (The Royal Court), Twelfth Night (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), The Cherry Orchard (The Young Vic and Harrogate for HighTide Festival Theatre). Television credits include: Miss Marple, The Crimson Petal and The White, The Suspicions of Mister Whicher, Satisfaction, Call the Midwife, Dark Matters, The Making of a Lady and Holby City.
Sargon Yelda
Theatre credits include:  Light Shining in Buckinghamshire and Dara (National Theatre), Teh Internet is Serious Business (Royal Court), Incognito (HighTide Festival Theatre/ Live Theatre/ Bush Theatre), Moby Dick & The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Simple 8/ Arcola Theatre), The Tempest, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors (RSC), Emperor  & Galilean (RNT), Mother Courage and Her Children (RNT), When the Rain Stops Falling (Almeida), Stovepipe (RNT/Bush Theatre/Hightide) and Salt Meets Wound (Theatre  503). Television includes: Zen (BBC/PBS), Compulsion (Size Nine Films / ITV), Midnight Man (Carnival), Saddam’s Tribe (Worlds Productions). Film and radio includes: Spectre (EON Productions), Dead Cat (Low Fat Films), Looks Who's BackThe Afghan & the Penguin and The Casper Logue Affair (BBC Radio 4).

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