MY ROMANTIC HISTORY

Sold out

The Bush Theatre and Sheffield Theatres in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre

2010 FRINGE FIRST AWARD WINNER

“If you haven’t met someone by the time you graduate, you’re going to marry some idiot from your work. It’s that simple. Do you know how they get animals to breed in captivity? They put them in the same cage.”

Office romances are tricky. One moment you’re colleagues, then a quick grope after Friday night drinks and suddenly you’re in a relationship. When Tom and Amy get together after an office social, they find themselves living in each other’s pockets. But it’s not their lack of chemistry that’s the problem: it’s that neither of them can quite get over their childhood sweethearts.

A brand new comedy about love, loss and laminating machines.
DC Jackson is a Glaswegian playwright. His plays include Out on the Wing (Òran Mór), Matinee Idol (Òran Mór), Drawing Bored (Òran Mór), The Wall (Tron Theatre) and The Ducky (Tron Theatre).

My Romantic History premiered at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it won a Scotsman Fringe First Award.

This is a past event
Designer
Playwright
Sound Designer
Director
Lighting

Cast

Alison O’Donnell

Alison is currently reprising her leading regular role in the BBC’s Shetland series opposite Douglas Henshall.

Her theatre credits include Boys (Headlong), Yerma (Gate Theatre and Hull Truck Theatre), The Hard Man (Scottish Theatres Consortium), My Romantic History (Bush Theatre/Sheffield Crucible), Eigengrau (Bush Theatre), Dolls (National Theatre of Scotland), Lady Windermere's Fan (Oran Mor), The Assassination of Paris Hilton (Racked), Mad Funny Just (Creased), 1 in 5 (Hampstead Theatre Daring Pairings), Phaedre (Offstage), Barren (Old Vic New Voices - The 24 Hour Plays), The Ghost Sonata (Goat and Monkey) and Broken Road (Hush Productions).

Her television credits include Shetland (BBC), Holby City (BBC), Feel the Force (Catherine Bailey Productions).

Iain Robertson

Theatre includes: The Mysteries, The Winters Tale (National Theatre); Romeo & Juliet (Citizens Theatre); The Slab Boy’s Trilogy (Traverse Theatre); Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Royal Lyceum Theatre); Strangers Babies (Traverse Theatre); Small Craft Warnings (Arcola Theatre).

Film includes: Plunkett & Macleane, Basic Instinct II, Bramwell, The Debt Collector.

Television includes: Band of Brothers, Silent Witness, Kavanagh QC, Sea Of Souls, Rab C. Nesbitt.

Iain was awarded a Scottish Best Performance BAFTA for Small Faces & received an Ian Charleson award for Michael Grandage's The Tempest.

Iain trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School.

Rosalind Sydney

Theatre includes: Pobby and Dingan, Snow Baby, Cyrano (Catherine Wheels); Shopping For Shoes, Armchair War (Visible Fictions); Beggars Opera (Vanishing Point/Royal Lyceum/Belgrade Coventry); Subway (Vanishing Point/Tron/Lyric Hammersmith); Naked Neighbour, Twitching Blind (Nick Underwood); Molly Whuppie and Lickety-Leap (Lickety Spit Theatre Co); We Are Everywhere at Home (Cumbernauld/ Theatro Comedia, Bucharest); Peep (Starcatchers); Zarraberri and Limbo (Oran Mhor); The Littlest Christmas Tree (MacRobert); Broken Glass and It’s Your Turn to Clean the Stair (Rapture Theatre Co); Knives in Hens and King Lear (Tag).

Radio includes: Raven Black, Meryl The Mounted, Gondwannaland (BBC Radio 4).

Rosalind trained at RSAMD.

@bushtheatre

Aisha heartbroken in #chiaroscuro find out why @bushtheatre BOOK YOUR TICKETS🧡 #rehearsalmode #eltonjohnonthetee https://t.co/ku7DsZX6BP
Preeya Kalidas
@PREEYAKALIDAS
16 Aug
Rehearsal mode #chiaroscuro @bushtheatre explosive gig /theatre 💫 https://t.co/b6iYwC2VaN
Preeya Kalidas
@PREEYAKALIDAS
16 Aug
Cannot wait for this one from NYT Alumna @LynetteLinton, looks 🔥🔥 https://t.co/6Ngouu92Qm
NationalYouthTheatre
@NYTofGB
16 Aug
Another day of maintenance at @BushTheatre with some assistance from @Bush_Cat_Pirate. #techcat https://t.co/soQgVN5d3W
Kevin James
@itsKevinJames
16 Aug
Skilful beautifully modulated performances by @clairelams1 & Jon Foster in #RustThePlay by #KennyEmson from… https://t.co/CdsbvFE6Cs
David Prescott
@dwprescott
16 Aug
Skilful beautifully modulated performances by @clairelams1 & Jon Foster in #RustThePlay by #KennyEmson from… https://t.co/CdsbvFE6Cs
David Prescott
@dwprescott
16 Aug

Bush Green

Conversations, dispatches and ideas from the Bush Theatre.

Go to BushGreen
Lynette Linton: “These stories aren’t new. Women of colour have been here all along.”

The 31st August will be a night of firsts for me – it will be the first preview of the first play in my first season as Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre. The play itself, Chiaroscuro, is also the first play that the incredible poet and novelist Jackie Kay wrote, and it will be…

Work Experience Diary: Emily

Our work experience student Emily reflects on her week with us My week at Bush Theatre has been such an incredible eye opener and it has completely re-awoken my passion for theatre. Coming to Bush, I had initially decided on an unrelated university degree despite my passion for the arts; However, after a mere two…

Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide

Every August millions gather to see some of the most talented artists of today at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. But with shows on around the clock spanning dance, theatre, comedy and more, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. To help you out we asked some of the Bush Theatre team for their top tips on navigating…