Lava

by Benedict Lombe
A Bush Theatre Production
Book tickets
09 Jul to 07 Aug

This is nice, init? I like it. Good little set-up to tell you the story of my name. The story of my true name.

When a woman receives an unexpected letter from the British Passport Office, she is forced to confront an old mystery: why does her South African passport not carry her first name? Armed with the wisdom of  favourite 90s TV shows, she sets out on a journey that will take her back to the turmoil of Mobutu’s Congo, growing up in post-Apartheid South Africa, moving to Ireland and finding love in a hostile England .

As her journey becomes inextricably linked with the tides of global history, how far will she go to unravel the truth? By turns wickedly funny and strikingly lyrical, Benedict Lombe’s Lava is an explosive debut that will turn the way you see the world on its axis.

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Lava 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.

Times & Prices

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Dates

09 July - 07 AugustFrom £10

  • Senior Citizen: From £10
  • Adult: From £10
  • Student/Under 26 (ID Required): From £10
  • Unemployed (ID Required): From £10
  • Access: From £10

Saturday Matinees

17, 24, 31 July and 7 AugustFrom £10

  • Senior Citizen: From £10
  • Adult: From £10
  • Student/Under 26 (ID Required): From £10
  • Unemployed (ID Required): From £10
  • Access: From £10

Wednesday Matinees

21, 28 July and 4 AugustFrom £10

  • Senior Citizen: From £10
  • Adult: From £10
  • Student/Under 26 (ID Required): From £10
  • Unemployed (ID Required): From £10
  • Access: From £10
Running time approx 1 hours

Performed in

HOLLOWAY THEATRE (Bush Theatre's main space)

Ticket info

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Please Note

Performances of Lava will go on sale with socially distanced seating. When government guidelines allow, these performances will move to full seating capacity.

Access details

Captioned Performance

Thur 22 July at 7.30pm

Audio Described Performance

Thur 29 July at 7.30pm


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Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo
Ronkẹ's theatre credits include: Three Sisters (National Theatre, for which she won 3rd prize Ian Charleson Award), Cyprus Avenue (Royal Court, Abbey, Dublin and Public, New York), Hole and Bad Roads (Royal Court), The Mountaintop (Young Vic), Twelfth Night (Filter and on USA and India tour), The Oresteia (HOME Manchester), Pride and Prejudice (Sheffield Crucible), The House That Will Not Stand and The Colby Sisters of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania (Kiln), Anon (Theatre Royal Plymouth), Random (Crooked Path). She plays the series regular of Jack Starbright in Alex Rider (Amazon Prime), she also appeared in Cuckoo, Doctor Who, NW, Cold Feet, Sick Note, Josh, Chewing Gum, Suspects and The Forgiving Earth.  Her film credits include Ear for Eye, Christopher Robin, Been So Long, Ready Player One, One Crazy Thing, Lascivious Grace, The forgotten C, Broken and The Big Other.

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