Lava – Online

By Benedict Lombe
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16 Aug to 21 Aug

The international online premiere of Benedict Lombe’s Lava, filmed live at the Bush Theatre and streaming direct to the comfort of your living room

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 showsshe 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.

Looking to book for live performances of Lava? 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Lava – Online is streaming worldwide, so you can watch it from anywhere. The performance will begin promptly at 2:30pm or 7:30pm. From the date of the performance, the film will be available to watch for 48 hours after. 

Each online performance is a filmed live show that will be streamed to audiences. It can be watched on your web browser, via Google Chromecast, or on Apple TV, Android TV or Amazon Fire TV. Find out more.

Looking for show guidance and content warnings?
Read our Lava pre-show information or email [email protected] if you have specific concerns or questions.

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

Details

Dates

16 August - 21 AugustFrom £10

  • Band A: From £10
  • Band B: From £20

Wednesday Matinees

18 AugustFrom £10

  • Band A: From £10
  • Band B: From £20

Saturday Matinees

21 AugustFrom £10

  • Band A: From £10
  • Band B: From £20
Running time approx 1 hours

Ticket info

We price tickets a little differently at Bush Theatre - here's how and why.

Ticket Prices

£10.00

£15.00 (inc. donation)

£20.00

£30.00 (inc. donation)

Each ticket holder will have access to the same view, regardless of the price you pay.

We’d be grateful if you could consider paying close to what you might normally spend on a theatre ticket. Your support is vital to help secure the future of our theatre in the coming year – each and every penny will make a difference.

If you are planning to watch with more than one person, please consider adding a donation to cover their ticket.

Access details

Captioned Performances

All performances are captioned (English - UK)

Audio Described Performances

Thursday 19 Aug at 7:30pm, Saturday 21 Aug at 2:30pm


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