Level Up

by Malachi Kirby
A Bush Theatre Production
Book tickets
01 May to 06 Jun

If you had the chance to re-play your life, what would you do differently?

When Ezra was at school, teachers would always talk about the future. What future? All he could see was the choice right in front of him. Play by the rules or pay the bills? Get moved to or make the first move? In Ezra’s world, life was a game and he was playing for survival.

But now Ezra’s got the chance to re-play the game of his life, and this time, he’s going to win.

Having won plaudits for his leading roles in Roots and Black Mirror, Malachi Kirby stars alongside an ensemble of new young actors in his exhilarating and visually stunning debut play that explores growing up in London.  

Click here for info on the Level Up Ticket Scheme for Under 26s.

Level Up will run alongside partnerships with charities that focus on engaging young people through positive activities, sports, mentoring and education.


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Times & Prices



01 May - 06 JuneFrom £10

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

Saturday Matinees

9, 16 May and 6 JuneFrom £10

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

Wednesday Matinees

13, 20, 27 May and 3 JuneFrom £10

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

Performed in

HOLLOWAY THEATRE (Bush Theatre's main space)

Ticket info

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Post-Show Q&A: Tue 12 May

Ask cast and creatives about the creation and performance of Level Up after the show. Free to ticket holders on the night.

Access details

Captioned Performance

Thu 14 May at 7.30pm

Audio Described Performance

Sat 30 May at 2.30pm

Content warning

This show contains infrequent strong language, references to drugs, moments of and references to physical violence, discussions of death

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Movement Director
Composer and Sound Designer
Set and Costume Designer
Lighting Designer


Kane Feagan
Level Up marks Kane's stage debut.
Tia Scarlett
Level Up marks Tia's stage debut.
Maymuna Abdi
Level Up marks Maymuna's stage debut.
Malik Dapaah
Level Up marks Malik's stage debut.
Jonny Khan
Level Up marks Jonny's stage debut.
Malachi Kirby
Featured as one of BAFTA’s breakthrough Brits in 2016 and one of Screen International’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ in 2013, British actor Malachi Kirby has since established himself as a versatile actor with a range of roles across television, film, and theatre. Malachi has recently been seen playing a lead role in new action series Curfew produced by Tiger Aspect. He has recently wrapped TV series Devils which will be released next year. Other television credits include Roots, Black Mirror, My Murder, Dr. Who, Jekyll & Hyde and Silent Witness. Malachi was nominated for ‘Outstanding Newcomer’ at the Evening Standard Theatre awards in 2011 for Mogadishu (Lyric Theatre). He also recently appeared in Belleville (Donmar Warehouse). Film credits include, My Brother The Devil which won the cinematography award at Sundance, the European Cinema award at the Berlin Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. He also starred in Ron Scalpello’s Offender, Dough, and short films Exhale and Checkpoint.


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