Lands

by Antler
A Bush Theatre and Antler co-production
Sold out
Jaz Woodcock-Stewart is co-artistic director of Bush Associate Artist company Antler who tell stories through theatre and film. Antler are winners of an IdeasTap Underbelly Award, winner of Pulse Festival Suitcase Prize, nominees for The Stage Best Ensemble Award, and winner of Best Short Fiction at BFI Future Film Festival. They have transferred shows to the Bush, Soho Theatre and toured the UK.

2 performers, a mini trampoline and a 1000 piece puzzle.

Leah and Sophie have been together, here, for a long time. They are happy here.

But there’s a problem. There’s a fucking massive problem and soon they’re going to have to talk about it.

The award-winning Antler return with a playful, intimate dissection of a relationship teetering on the edge of collapse. An absurd tragicomedy, Lands explores the impossibility of relationships, our inability to understand one another and the hills we’re willing to die on. This moving play arrives at the Bush following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017.

Antler are Bush Associate Artists. This programme is kindly supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. Lands was developed at Battersea Arts Centre and the Bush Theatre. It has been supported by New Diorama Theatre.
This is a past event
“Lands is an instantly engrossing exploration of obsession, of relationships and communication, of drive and determination, and fear of failure.”
To Do List London
“Entertaining...devastating. Lands is unlike anything I've seen at the Fringe."
Exeunt
“The simplicity is genius”
Broadway Baby
"Lands asks whether we can ever really understand each other or relate to other people's tragedies. Smart stuff."
The Guardian - Edinburgh Top Picks 2017

Photo & video

Created by
Designer
Direction
Stage Manager

Cast

Leah Brotherhead
Leah's theatre credits include: Two Gentlemen Of Verona (Shakespeare’s Globe/Liverpool Everyman); Wolf Hall & Bring Up The Bodies (RSC/Aldwych Theatre/The Winter Gardens On Broadway); Another Place (Theatre Royal Plymouth); Pride and Prejudice (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Doctor Faustus (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Glasgow Citizen’s); People Like Us (Pleasance); Euphoria (Ensemble 52); DNA (Hull Truck/Uk Tour); The Kitchen Sink (Bush Theatre). TV includes: White Gold, Doctors, Vera, Casualty, Boy Meets Girl. Leah is a BBC Carleton Hobbs Award winner and has played numerous roles for the BBC Radio rep company.
Sophie Steer
Sophie’s theatre credits include: Tank, National Tour (Breach Theatre); Still Ill, New Diorama (Kandinsky Theatre); Astronauts Of Hartlepool by Tim Foley, Winner Of Vaults Festival Origins Awards For New Work; Sparks by Simon Longman, Old Red Lion; Buckets, Orange Tree Theatre; Romeo & Juliet, Watermill Theatre. TV includes: Chickens, Big Talk Productions. Short films include: Caliban’s Cave, short film adaptation of Tim Crouch’s I, Caliban; A Thousand Empty Glasses, Nominated For Best Short At Raindance/ Palm Springs.

@bushtheatre

Baby Reindeer blew me away in Edinburgh and did so again @bushtheatre tonight! Well done @MrRichardGadd @ChescMood and team 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Tom Brain
@tom_brain
19 Oct
You need to see this show. @MrRichardGadd is extraordinary. I've left feeling blown away and numb ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️… https://t.co/Ut237Ydwk8
Lara Lemon 🍋
@Lara_Lemons
19 Oct
I knew nothing about #BabyReindeer except that @ChescMood is a powerhouse producer (& sometimes you have to see stu… https://t.co/QM0KVG889S
Sarah Brocklehurst
@S_Brocklehurst
19 Oct
So Inspired and energised by @bushtheatre Emerging writers group today. 🔥🙌🏼
Lynette Linton
@LynetteLinton
19 Oct
@MrRichardGadd just seen your matinee performance of #BabyReindeer @bushtheatre all can say is wow wow wow. Blown a… https://t.co/3jSZry3mjR
laura
@LauraMoncka
19 Oct
Live in West London and at a loose end tonight? Come on down to see #UserNotFound @artisan_coffee at 6.15pm & 8.45p… https://t.co/qF7oH5uAI1
Dante or Die
@danteordie
18 Oct

Bush Green

Conversations, dispatches and ideas from the Bush Theatre.

Go to BushGreen
Black History Month: Artist Inspirations

Continuing our Black History Month celebrations we asked some of the wonderful artists that we work with to tell us about the Black artists that inspire their work.  Casey Bailey: Poet, Rapper, Educator Gil Scott-Heron has massively inspired my work as a poet, theatre maker and writer in general. There is a quote of his…

Black History Month: A spotlight on Bush Theatre Staff

As part of our Black History Month celebrations, we asked some of the Bush team how they got into theatre. At the Bush Theatre we pride ourselves on working with so many talented black artists and theatre makers, but the roles in theatre go beyond acting, writing and directing. We wanted to celebrate a few…

“I have thought about it every day since”: Our Young Writers review Chiaroscuro

We invited our Young Writers 2019 cohort to review Chiaroscuro, our latest production celebrating queer women of colour across generations.  Our young writers are aged 14-17 and meet weekly to build on their writing skills, with the opportunity to write and stage a play in our Studio space. Here’s what they thought: Honor I can honestly say…