Lands

by Antler
A Bush Theatre and Antler co-production
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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.
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“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

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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.

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