Lava – Online

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

 

 

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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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