Lava – Online

By Benedict Lombe
A Bush Theatre Production filmed by Black Apron Entertainment
Sold out

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 starring Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo (Three Sisters), that will turn the way you see the world on its axis.

★★★★ “Luminous.” Guardian
★★★★ “Brilliant, blistering theatre.” The Times
★★★★ “Wry, magnetic and urgent.” Evening Standard
★★★★ “Adékoluẹjo delivers a stunningly good performance.” Financial Times
★★★★★ Broadway World

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 – Online 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.

 

 

This is a past event
Associate Lighting Designer
Director
Writer
Casting
Stage Manager
Movement Director
Dialect Coach
Composer
Projection Designer
Lighting Designer
All other characters voiced by
Set and Costume Designer
Production Manager
Sound Designer
Assistant Stage Manager
Production Dramatherapist

Cast

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.

@bushtheatre

Team #FAVOUR out in Ilford today, getting a feel for the setting of our new production with @bushtheatre and findin… https://t.co/SVNUS9n10T
Clean Break
@CleanBrk
27 May
Team #FAVOUR out in Ilford today, getting a feel for the setting of our new production with @bushtheatre and findin… https://t.co/SVNUS9n10T
Clean Break
@CleanBrk
27 May
Delighted to catch House Of Ife last night. The debut play by 2020 #PapatangoPrize shortlisted Beru Tessema, we are… https://t.co/x4d0qkxwIn
Papatango
@PapatangoTC
27 May
We've sorted your 1st June in the @bushtheatre library, pals! From 12 til around 3 £1 Playtext sale 2.30pm House… https://t.co/RRp6O1oBux
Deirdre O'Halloran
@deirdre_OH
27 May
We've sorted your 1st June in the @bushtheatre library, pals! From 12 til around 3 £1 Playtext sale 2.30pm House… https://t.co/RRp6O1oBux
Deirdre O'Halloran
@deirdre_OH
27 May
It is very nearly June, so please some respect for our top new theatre shows to see in June https://t.co/wRp7CD2YNu https://t.co/QZ0HwgnGSP
Time Out Theatre
@TimeOutTheatre
27 May

Bush Green

Conversations, dispatches and ideas from the Bush Theatre.

Go to BushGreen
Behind the Scenes on House of Ife: Costume Design

We caught up with House of Ife set and costume designer Frankie Bradshaw to find out more about her work as a designer and the reasons behind her inspiration for the costume on House of Ife.  What is the role of a costume designer? The role of a costume designer is really to think about…

Get ready to stream Red Pitch online

Red Pitch is set to stream from Monday 9 May. Have the full experience of the show and get ready with us. Book tickets here. Drinks & Snacks Make sure you’ve got your refreshments prepped! Our in-house mixologists designed a custom show cocktail, The Offside, and an alcohol-free mocktail, The Extra Time, for Red Pitch.…

MEET OUR 2021 EMERGING WRITERS’ GROUP

Our Emerging Writers’ Group (EWG) is in its seventh year with a new intake of six writers. Meet Nicole, Georgia, Dilan, Lydia, Jilly and Diyan. There’s so much to say about our new Emerging Writers’ Group that we’ve asked them to introduce themselves along with their favourite piece of writing Nicole Acquah is a multi-disciplinary…