by Phoebe Eclair-Powell
A Bush Theatre Production

I want Alice immediately. To suffer something unfortunate. To be friends with me… I don’t know. Both?

When an unhappy estate agent sells a house to Alice, a charismatic social media influencer, the two strike up an unlikely friendship. But as her obsession with Alice’s seemingly perfect world intensifies, the lines between online and reality become dangerously blurred.

A new play by Bruntwood Prize award winner Phoebe Eclair-Powell (WINK, Fury) and starring Kelly Gough (Broadchurch, Marcella), Harm is a thrilling and razor-sharp twisted comedy on the corrosive effects of social media and isolation, directed by Atri Banerjee (Hobson’s Choice).

★★★★ “Intoxicating from beginning to end.” Guardian
★★★★ “Kelly Gough shines” The Times
★★★★ “Grim, glittering and dangerously gripping.” London Theatre
★★★★ “Elevates the familiar into something extraordinary.” Daily Telegraph

Harm is made possible thanks to the support of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, which enables the venue to produce work from April to June 2021.

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Read our Harm pre-show information or email [email protected] if you have specific concerns or questions.Theatre freelancer ticket scheme
We’re making 200 tickets for Harm available at £10 to theatre freelancers, many of whom have been affected by the theatre closures due to Covid-19. Find out more about the scheme here

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Kelly Gough
Kelly Gough’s theatre credits include A Streetcar Named Desire (English Touring Theatre), Don Carlos (ARA), Macbeth (Second Age), All In The Timing (Iris Theatre), Big Love (Abbey Theatre), Falling Out of Love (Yew Tree Theatre), Macbecks (Long Road Productions), Pilgrims of the Night (Rough Magic), Playboy of the Western World (Druid Theatre), Phaedra, Vinegar Tom, Terrorism, Three Sisters, Twelfth Night and Yeats Trilogy (Samuel Beckett Theatre). On film she has appeared in the shorts In PurSUEt, Taking Stock and Cry Rosa, plus Out of Innocence, Kill Comman, Jump and Belonging to Laura. Her television credits include Marcella, Call the Midwife, Strike Back, Broadchurch (series 3), Class, The Fall (series 2 & 3), Country Woman, Vera, Casualty, Law & Order, Raw (series 2-5), Scup, This Is Night Live, An Crisis and The Clinic.


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